WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE: The FU*K word.
Perhaps one of the most interesting and colourful words in the English language is the word “Fuck.” It is the one magical word, which, just by it’s sound describes pain, pleasure, love, and hate.
In language, “Fuck” falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by John). It can be an active verb (Mary doesn’t really give a fuck); or an adverb (Mary is really fucking interested in John); and as a noun, (Mary is a terrific fuck). It can be used as an adjective (Mary is fucking beautiful). As you see, there are very few words with the versatility of “Fuck.”
|Besides It’s sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations:
Fuck isn’t an Anglo-Saxon word either. Fuck appears to have hit its stride by the late 16th century. Some of today’s swearwords did indeed originate in Old English, including shit, arse, turd, and the British bollocks.
In 1598, John Florio published an Italian-English dictionary intended to teach people these languages as they were really spoken.
Once upon a time, the English population was decimated by the plague. His proclamation, “Fornicate Under Command of the King”—“F.U.C.K” for short—was the source of our favourite swearword.
The King was so concerned about the shrinking number of his subjects that he ordered his people to reproduce.
Shit cannot be blamed on cargoes of manure exploding in the middle of the Atlantic (Ship High in Transit), while the British word naff cannot be attributed to “not available for fucking.” (Why naff needed an acronym is puzzling.
It was simply a direct and increasingly impolite word for sexual intercourse.
The coded example is also from a poem, dated 1475-1500, this one attacking the Carmelite friars of the town of Ely.
It originated as a word in the 1960’s gay slang language Polari—isn’t that interesting enough?)
For each letter of code, you simply substitute the previous letter of the alphabet.
It is difficult to know whether the annotator intended “fucking” to mean “having sex,” as in “that guy is doing too much fucking for someone who is supposed to be celibate,” or whether he used it as an intensifier, to convey his extreme dismay; if the latter, it anticipates the first recorded use by more than three hundred years.
______________________________________________________________ source:http://www.logix.cz/michal/humornik/fuck.xp accessed 25/07/17. 2). Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr - also http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-mohr/a-fcking-short-history-of_b_3352948.html accessed 24/07/17