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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

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 fuck.html OED Minced Oath The History of Fuck Fuck

13 Reference The Origin of Fuck Internet Acronyms Dictionary

14 Thank You!!


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