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Originally posted by back2basics-

Well....

F.U.C.K = For unconcenting carnal knowledge, which was written on the doors of sex offenders in the dark ages.

So it's just an acronym, tell that to people when they get offended. I find it offends them even more.

I also read it means Fornication Under Consent of King (F.U.C.K.)

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Originally posted by back2basics-

Well....

F.U.C.K = For unconcenting carnal knowledge, which was written on the doors of sex offenders in the dark ages.

So it's just an acronym, tell that to people when they get offended. I find it offends them even more.

I don't that that's right for two reasons...

1-- its not latin like SPQR (and I dont think there's a k in latin either)

2-old english was a lot different as those of us who read beowulf or chaucer's canterberry tales in the original damn near incomprehsible form can tell you,

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Yeh we didn't speak latin in England in the dark ages Fiat. Fuck is an English word and isn't dervived from a root word. All the words of the acronym are used in old English..

The consent of king story i have herd before, but it's always in conection with the stocks (and getting peleted by fruit), so if it's allowed why would the write it on the stocks while getting fruit thrown at them

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Originally posted by back2basics-

Yeh we didn't speak latin in England in the dark ages Fiat. Fuck is an English word and isn't dervived from a root word. All the words of the acronym are used in old English..

I wouldn't call the language that was spoken then "english"

technically it was saxon and after william and his boys crossed the channel you got a lot of norman french thrown in..

and the "english" legal system after that point used law french which is bastard cross between latin and french

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here's a quotation from a newsgroup discussing this stuff

________________________________________

On Sun, 12 Jan 1997, Matthew R. Popalisky <[email protected]> wrote:

> > Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say ... the difficult

> > consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a

> > labiodental fricative 'f'

>

> Is this true?

The jingling you're hearing is the bells on your leg as it's being

pulled.

The bit I snipped above is something I *can* address: it is

emphatically *not* true. The word "fuck" has various theories as to

its derivation, but the two I've seen are

1. in Mirriam-Webster's New Collegiate, "perh. of Scand origin; akin

to Norw dial. fukka to copulate, Sw dial focka to copulate, strike,

push, fock penis; perh. akin to L pugnus fist, pungere to prick,

sting, Gk pygm<e-> fist"

2. I don't recall the details, but derived from a Germanic or Dutch

word meaning "to strike". Since Scandinavian languages are Germanic

in origin, the two derivations merge not too far back.

(BTW: if anyone tries to pawn off on you that hoary old myth about

"police blotters saying 'Fornication Under Consent of the King'", you

can tell them to shove off. *New* words *coined* as acronyms didn't

exist in English until the 20th Century. Police weren't in Britain

until the 19th Century.)

For more details about this and other urban legends, see the Urban

Legends home page, <a href="http://www.urbanlegends.com/">.

Daniel "hoping nobody is offended by a simple discussion of etymology"

de Lincoln

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