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Did You Know The Word “Fuck” Is Actually An Abbreviation?

If we were asked to form a sentence using this word, we all would probably turn into writers. This is due to the word ‘Fuck’ being tossed around like any other word in our everyday speech. Be it sorrow, astonishment or even fright, it always finds its way in all of our sentences. But have we ever stopped to think where this word originated from? Does it have a quirky legend associated with it or is it just another word in the dictionary?

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Origin of the word ‘Fuck’

One of the legends about the origin of ‘Fuck’ goes like this. In the olden days, the people needed permission from the king for almost everything they did. And apparently, that included sex too. It is said that the King’s permission was the major pre-requisite for having intercourse. And without it, they couldn’t lay a finger on their partner. Once affirmed, it was mandatory to hang a placard on their door that said “Fornication Under Consent of the King.” Stating that as an embarrassment would be an understatement!

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Before the concept of CCTV came into being, there were neighbors. They live solely for the purpose of information gathering. And wonder what would happen if this placard caught their lidless eye? The poor couple would be the talk of the town for weeks together! Thankfully, this practice died down with its people.

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Another legend says that a vital form of punishment included sporting a placard with ‘Fuck’ written on it. In this context, it meant “Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.” Rapists, child molesters and anybody who committed adultery had to face the wrath of this punishment. These people had to wear this placard on their neck, and everywhere they went making their transgression public.

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A lot of people deny anything of this sort and claim that the word has no bizarre saga whatsoever. But every legend has its origin too, right?

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Lenora Agnel

My idea of peace is writing. It is one of the major things that gives me happiness other than food. I find joy in every little thing I can and I believe in giving it my all if it's going to be worth my time. Currently pursuing my masters, I plan on never breaking up with my love for writing.

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