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To: rarestia
The "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" story (as well as the other one, "Fornication Under Consent of the King") is a false etymology, invented after the fact, probably during the craze for initials in the early 1900s.

The word derives from Middle English "fucken" (to strike), German "ficken", and Low German "fokken", which means exactly the same thing as the "f" word.

12 posted on 12/06/2012 10:47:19 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Interesting. Learn something new every day.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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