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.