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Re: Fwd: a little history lesson

Poster: "Brett W. McCoy" <bmccoy@lan2wan.com>

On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Gene Bonar wrote:

> The term fuck you is not derived pluck you.  I have not gotten the docs on
> this but have reliable source that say that the word fuck was originally a
> acronym use by police in their reports when referring to public sex. The
> individual was arrested "For Unnatural Carnal Knowledge."  Don't quote me
> on this one yet I still have to pin down the source.

That in itself is questionable.  Some references pin it down to a German 
word that means 'to strike', but there's another German word that seems 
more likely, *vehrkern*, which means 'intercourse'.

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Istvan Dragosani
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