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Re: New Words

From:Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 15:29
On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> 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").
And was encoded (advancing each letter one, so gxddbov if I know my alphabet of the time properly, which I probably don't), so it's been a nasty word for at least 500ish years. -- Tristan.