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why do americans always "fuck" [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-8-13 09:52:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by iluv2fish at 2006-8-12 10:19

"Richard Spears, author of the splendid Slang and Euphemism, says the word may be a disguise of the French foutre, same meaning"


No. It is a Germanic word, from Old English *fuken. The German word ficken is probably related, as is other Germanic variations in Swedish, Danish, Dutch and Norwegian.
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Post time 2006-8-21 10:44:42 |Display all floors

Okay...I will go with German...

"The best guess is that "----" comes from the Middle English ----en, to strike, move quickly, penetrate,
from the German ficken, meaning approximately the same thing"

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Post time 2006-8-21 10:58:52 |Display all floors

Viking

Maybe it came from a Viking word (giving rise to the French, Latin and German derivatives).

Anyway, I found this, which I think is interesting anyway:

"The British ... gesture of displaying the index and middle fingers with the back of the hand outwards (a reverse peace sign)--meaning the same as displaying the middle finger alone--may derive from the French practice of cutting the fingers off captured English archers. Archers would taunt the French on the battlefield with this gesture, showing they were intact and still dangerous."

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Post time 2006-8-22 08:38:45 |Display all floors

Boys will be boys

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Post time 2006-8-22 16:07:43 |Display all floors
I have been stay saudi for six month. Yes you are right there are so many foreigner say - ---- -damed ----


The most usually one is the "What's the ----ing going on?"

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Post time 2006-8-22 17:37:11 |Display all floors

Reply #6 mikeghet's post

the Chinese won't say it, but rather do it,...... hahahahah
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Post time 2006-8-25 13:25:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by qingxun at 2006-8-22 17:37
the Chinese won't say it, but rather do it,...... hahahahah


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