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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. *Muke! -- 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)