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nigelpornberry:

1st ever recorded usage of the word “fucking”, preserved in a grumpy margin note to a manuscript from the year 1528, in the tower of my college. Amazing.

We love a chance to examine the history of swear words here at Superlinguo. There are some notes on the etymology of “fuck” here, where it’s posited that its first known use as a verb meaning to have sexual intercourse is in “Flen flyys,” an anonymous poem written around 1475, though in that poem the word was disguised in the text by a code and was an English-Latin hybrid word, fuccant. 
Either way, it’s interesting to note the persistence of this phrase into current-day Australian political discussion, eh? 

nigelpornberry:

1st ever recorded usage of the word “fucking”, preserved in a grumpy margin note to a manuscript from the year 1528, in the tower of my college. Amazing.

We love a chance to examine the history of swear words here at Superlinguo. There are some notes on the etymology of “fuck” here, where it’s posited that its first known use as a verb meaning to have sexual intercourse is in “Flen flyys,” an anonymous poem written around 1475, though in that poem the word was disguised in the text by a code and was an English-Latin hybrid word, fuccant

Either way, it’s interesting to note the persistence of this phrase into current-day Australian political discussion, eh? 

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