Re: New Words
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 31, 2003, 15:47|
On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:07:04 -0500, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 01:53:01AM -0500, Paul Bennett wrote:
>> On 30 Oct 2003 at 19:32, Abrigon Gusiq wrote:
>> > Abbreviations, such as using For use of Carnal Knowledge = FUCK (now a
>> > nasty word, but not always so?).
> You realize that particular etymology is false, right? The word
> predates that use of the phrase "carnal knowledge" by quite some
> time. The oldest surviving English writing featuring it couches
> it in fake-Latin, though ("fuccant").
Better than that, it couches it in code as well (gxddbov), implying that
yes, it probably was always a nasty word.
E jer savne zarjé mas ne (You put music in my heart
Se imné koone'f metha And with the spirit of an artist
Brissve mé kolé adâ. I will make the dreamtime)