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1 The F Word History of the English Language Wendy Chuang, Jessica Tsao

2 Swearing Express our emotion Positive manner A frequent act

3 Outline History Usage Acronyms Euphemisms

4 History Via Germanic Dutch -fokken Norwegian regional- fukka Swedish regional fokka; fock (penis) * Indo-European root- fuk Via Latin or Greek Greek phyō Latin futuere French foutre Catalan fotre Italian fottere Romanian futereSpanish follar and jode Portuguese foder

5 History "Flen, flyys and freris" Coded –Non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk –non sunt in coeli, quia fvccant vvivys of heli Church personnel of misbehaving

6 History False etymologies -acronymicbackronym - Fornication Under Consent/Command of the King -For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Urban legend -Irish law -Black Death -Birth control Little documentary evidence exists

7 History Shakespeare - to firk (strike) a soldier John Ash's 1775 A New and Complete Dictionary 1972 the Oxford English Dictionary fuck

8 Usage Verb: transitive/intransitive; active/passive Adjective Adverb Noun Parts of a word

9 Usage Despair Disappointment Pain Denial Panic Hypocrisy Intelligence Agreement Impressed Pleasure Good job Exhaustion The History of Fuck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfqEY8QNsjk

10 Acronyms FA---Fuck All FUBAR---Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition LMFAO---Laughed My Fucking Ass Off SNAFU---Situation Normal All Fucked Up WTF---What The Fuck FU---Fuck You FISH---Fuck It Shit Happens

11 Euphemisms F (the F word) The four-letter word Freaking Fricking Frigging Fracking Fecking

12 Reference Use of the Word Fuck http://justin.justnet.com.au/rudestuff/uses-of-the-word- fuck.html OED http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/75197#eid3514079 Minced Oath http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minced_oath The History of Fuck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfqEY8QNsjk Fuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck

13 Reference The Origin of Fuck http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-f-word.htm Internet Acronyms Dictionary http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/?lookup=F

14 Thank You!!


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