Pr0ph3t said:The F word is actually an acronym...
The S word is an acroynm too...
Huge understatement.Pr0ph3t said:Not the best source ever, but eh.
[****] is a very old word, recorded in English since the 15th century (few acronyms predate the 20th century), with cognates in other Germanic languages. The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang (Random House, 1994, ISBN 0-394-54427-7) cites Middle Dutch fokken = "to thrust, copulate with"; Norwegian dialect fukka = "to copulate"; and Swedish dialect focka = "to strike, push, copulate" and fock = "penis". Although German ficken may enter the picture somehow, it is problematic in having e-grade, or umlaut, where all the others have o-grade or zero-grade of the vowel.
p8ntballweird said:^why do you have to always act so intellectual and like you know every damnt hing?
There are several urban-legend fake etymologies postulating an acronymic origin for the word. In the most popular version, it is said that the word "****" came from Irish law. If a couple committing adultery were "Found Under Carnal Knowledge" they would be penalized, with "****" written on the stocks above them to denote the crime. Variants of this include "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", "Felonius Use of Carnal Knowledge", "Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge", and "Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", a label supposedly applied to the crime of rape. In another story, a sign reading "Fornication Under Consent of the King" was supposedly placed on signs above houses in medieval England during times of population control. All these acronyms were never heard before the 1960s, according to the authoritative lexicographical work, The F-Word, and so are backronyms.
vivalabrian said:No, he just knows how to utilise google very well. :yum