A few days ago
Anonymous

Who came up with the word “f**k”?

Who came up with the word “f**k”?

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A few days ago
nzseries1

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I believe the group that came up with it are the Fulchester Underwater Canoeing Klubb.
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5 years ago
Anonymous
Society and individuals make a word ‘bad’ by way of their response to it. If a small child stands in front of you and says ‘[email protected]#[email protected]” and you don’t respond, the child, failing to get a response from you, will most likely not do it again. If instead you flip out, ‘no no this is a bad word etc.” you have given the WORD power, and the child comes to understand s/he can wield power through use of that word. If a word ‘wants to be good’? Well, words have no power on their own and they certainly have no will!- the only power a word can have is power we give to it. Therefore you can minimize it’s impact by maintaining no response to it. It would take generations, though, to do that on a large scale.
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4 years ago
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Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge
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4 years ago
Anonymous
Found Under Carnal Knowledge
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A few days ago
♥ Ferdie ♥
One reason that the word **** is so hard to trace etymologically is that it was used far more extensively in common speech than in easily traceable written forms.

There are several urban-legend false etymologies postulating an acronymic origin for the word. None of these acronyms was ever heard before the 1960s, according to the authoritative lexicographical work, The F-Word, and thus are backronyms. In any event, the word **** has been in use far too long for some of these supposed origins to be possible. Some of these urban legends are:

That the word **** came from Irish law. If a couple were caught committing adultery, they would be punished “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge In the Nude”, with “******” written on the stocks above them to denote the crime.

That it came from any of:

“Fornication Under Carnal/Cardinal Knowledge”

“Fornication Under [the] Control/Consent/Command of the King”

“Fornication Under the Christian King”

“False Use of Carnal Knowledge”

“Felonious Use of Carnal Knowledge”

“Felonious Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”

“Full-On Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”

“For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”

“Found Under Carnal Knowledge”

“Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”, referring to the crime of rape.

There are unproved stories that **** arose as an abbreviation of one of the versions containing “unlawful”:

In armed forces log books , when reporting courts martial of men accused of homosexual intercourse.[citation needed]

On tombstones around English cemeteries, referring to being put to death for crimes against the state and the church.[citation needed] No such tombstone has been provably found.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****

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A few days ago
Pixie Dust
Actually ….it means Fornication Under Consent of King.

Way back when…If a female was to be married. The King had the right to sleep with the new wife before the husband did. Also unwed people had to get permission from the King in order to have intercourse.

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A few days ago
tipp10
I’ve always believed that it was an abbreviation used by the court system in the US many years ago. When someone was prosecuted for fornication the court clerk would use For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge aka F.U.C.K.
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A few days ago
Anonymous
Ive heard 2 different origins.

One from the kings men, who would say fluck this, as they were shooting arrows, and the other one was from the king” fornicating under the kings court.

I’m not really sure but I think its the one to do with the bow and arrows and saying fluck this as they shot the arrows.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
Maybe it was the clothing chain – French Connection UK, commonly advertised as FCUK.

Sadly this company has a lot of complaints about its advertisements. But I like it.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
It’s from the middle German “fokken” which means to thrust, especially in terms of copulation.
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