On the So Long As It's Words blog, the history of the origin of the word fuck is explained. And if you're one of the people that believes fuck means for unlawful carnal knowledge, you are so very wrong.
One origin story for fuck is that it comes from when sex was outlawed unless it was permitted explicitly by the king, so people who were legally banging had Fornication Under Consent of the King on their doors, or: F.U.C.K. But obviously thats wrong. And if you do believe that, stop it. Stop it right now.
But right now theres a post going round with a lovely image of a manuscript from Brasenose College, Oxford, proudly declaring its the earliest instance of fuck in English (although, it notes, that is apart from that pesky one from Scotland and that one that says fuck but is written in code). But even if we DO agree to discount those two little exceptions, its still not the earliest instance. I think the Brasenose fuck was considered the earliest in 1993, and thats quite out-dated now.
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