The original meaning for the word f***...

United States
December 7, 2006 3:28pm CST
I know this is a very offensive word to most, but do you know where it originated from? After a few responses I will tell my version. I want to see what you think...
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@iAlicia (758)
• United States
8 Dec 06
This was such a good question that I just had to do some research, lol. According to dictionary.com: The obscenity f*ck is a very old word and has been considered shocking from the first, though it is seen in print much more often now than in the past. Its first known occurrence, in code because of its unacceptability, is in a poem composed in a mixture of Latin and English sometime before 1500. The poem, which satirizes the Carmelite friars of Cambridge, England, takes its title, "Flen flyys," from the first words of its opening line, "Flen, flyys, and freris," that is, "fleas, flies, and friars." The line that contains f*ck reads "Non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk." The Latin words "Non sunt in coeli, quia," mean "they [the friars] are not in heaven, since." The code "gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk" is easily broken by simply substituting the preceding letter in the alphabet, keeping in mind differences in the alphabet and in spelling between then and now: i was then used for both i and j; v was used for both u and v; and vv was used for w. This yields "fvccant [a fake Latin form] vvivys of heli." The whole thus reads in translation: "They are not in heaven because they f*ck wives of Ely [a town near Cambridge]." So there you have it.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Very well researched!! Thankyou for this info I was unawares of!! Keep doing such a wonderful job!!:)
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
7 Dec 06
i think its a derrivition of the old german word volk or people, the f word is simply folk in english, the derrivition being the creation of people in other words fu ck