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    Default F.U.C.K. etimology

    Dear Sir:
    A friend told me the verb to F.U.C.K. has a meaning: "F" is fornication, "K" is king... and the other letters he doesn't know! I would like to know if that is true and, in affirmative case, the complete meaning!
    Thanks a lot!
    Yngwie

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    It is not an acronym- it is a very old word and does not stand for anything.
    Here's some information about the word:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=fuck

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    Default Re: F.U.C.K. etimology

    Quote Originally Posted by Yngwie
    Dear Sir:
    A friend told me the verb to F.U.C.K. has a meaning: "F" is fornication, "K" is king... and the other letters he doesn't know! I would like to know if that is true and, in affirmative case, the complete meaning!
    Thanks a lot!
    Yngwie
    First of all, I agree with todl's reply. Second of all, variations include:

    Fornication Under Consent of the King
    Fornication Under Charles the King
    Fornication Under Crown of the King
    Fornication under Christ, King
    Forbidden Under Charter of the King (a sign posted on brothels closed by the Crown)
    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    File Under Carnal Knowledge (how Scotland Yard marked rape files).

    In short, the claim that the word 'fuck' derives from an acronymic phrase, either 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' or 'Fornication Under Consent of the King is false.

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    All the best, :D

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    Mind you, if that is King Charles II, he did know a bit about the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mind you, if that is King Charles II, he did know a bit about the subject.
    What about William I, good 'ol Bill Clinton?

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    Good King Billy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Good King Billy.
    I wouldn't know, personally speaking. Or, should I say "personnely speaking". :wink:

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    I doubt that she did much speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mind you, if that is King Charles II, he did know a bit about the subject.
    Tdol, I know my question might be irelevant to the whole subject at all, but still, I'm asking you to answer me for it.
    What would be the exact translation for the word expression "Mind you"? I've checked in the dictionary, but I coulnd't figure out what exactly it means. Is it something like "unlike you"?

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    No, it's used to make a remark e.g.
    -- That MacThing tastes terrible.
    -- Mind you, that's not too expensive, and the toilets are clean.

    Either you mitigate something, or you branch off, so to speak, the main topic of the discussion.

    FRC

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