All You Ever Wanted To Know About The F Word [Pic]

Submitted by: Fatninja01 5 years ago in Funny

Now, the next time you drop the F-Bomb, you know the history behind the word.
There are 56 comments:
Male 2,424
This thing had the F word all over it, and yet I still cant drating say drat. So, WHAT THE drat?!
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Female 2,549
Fornicate Under the Command of the King!
Right after the plages in GB to raise population again
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Male 17
Being English the V and middle finger are used in different circumstances. The middle finger being more aggressive than the V.
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Male 2,384
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Male 313
I don`t really know what I`m talking about, but I`m guessing the family filter on IAB allows it to remain family friendly. I for one, as someone with moral values, sometimes wish this website were 18+. Some things we see, and and some of the things we read in comments on IAB do not belong to the eyes of -17 year olds. Just my humble opinion. I would like to know if others of you nice people who comment often here agree.
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Male 325
lmfao - roosterney!
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Male 51
F*ck translates as neuken in dutch.
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Male 714
i live in england and use the v-sign. also anyone who thinks the middle finger has anything to do with the battle of agincourt must be extremely ignorant, the myth is about the english v-sign not the middle finger. this info-graphic is extremely poor.
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Male 976
2 things - first off, if you`re gunna do Carlin`s 7 words, for the love of Joe Pesci list them in the right order. And second, how can IAB post stuff like this and still censor the comments section? Seriously.
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Female 9
@casidhe - really? Maybe more of a c.o.c.k.ney / Londoner thing then? I am English born and bred and still live here, and have found the middle finger to be much more frequently used as well as much ruder than the `V` (can`t even remember the last time I saw some use the `V`), but don`t live in London so it could be a regional thing.
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Male 43
One draten thing they are drating missing on that draten chart is not being able to draten say the draten word on this draten site.^^
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Female 685
I haven`t seen a serious two fingered salute in England for about thirty years, we use the middle finger to mean exactly what it means. In fact the two fingered salute is usually used in jest and is generally acceptable on TV as a joke, as shown by comedies such as The Young Ones/Bottom, whereas the middle finger is always blurred out. So this infographic is somewhat out of date. By miles *yawn*
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Male 71
fock is the name of a sail in swedish, not a penis
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Male 1,437
The BBC classified Wanker as one of the 5 worst offensive words? I always thought it was funny. I mean, take any movie and replace a swear with wanker. "Yippy Kay Yay, You wanker." "I`ve had it with these wanking snakes on this sodding plane" etc...
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Female 833
I drating love the word wanker.
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Female 437
@alexander_xx People in England definitely swear like that, I don`t know where you live if they don`t
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Male 1,089
wanker? is that for real?
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Male 1,832
@ShadowVamp, it bugged me too.
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Female 362
Is it odd that I`m irritated that Carlin`s seven words aren`t in the correct order?
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Male 669
wanker is barely even a swear word here in n. aemrica lol
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Male 390
Yeah, I`ll never understand this website. They can show pictures of people crapping themselves, people wearing shirts with the "N-word" on it, show info-grapics on the history of the word phuck, but HEAVEN FORBID you put one of those words in your comment. Seems a bit hypocritical to me. But, this site has been going down the crapper anyway.
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Male 3,060
Fancy
Undo
Cussing
Knix
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Female 2,228
Well in any case, If I was given the V I think I`d crack up then and there. It`s like telling someone to go cuddle a teddy bear or listen to Hendrix in bad tye dye from a yank perspective.
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Male 3,310
Frequent
Uprisings
Cause
Karma
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Male 878
There are so many errors in this, it`s not worth talking about.
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Male 3,310
LOL, filter, you got me! One day. One day!!
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Male 15,257
This post is taunting us over the swear filter. @Fancy, if we have swearing as content, then there is no point in preventing members from swearing in comments.
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Male 12,365
Does anyone know of any real acronym in English before ~1900? Off the top of my head, I`d say that the first real one was radar, from the late 1930s.

F.U.C.K. is total drivel without any connection to reality. It makes no sense at all.
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Male 12,365
[quote]This means the `60s were a particularly difficult time for Britain then? Couldn`t walk down the street without getting insulted every 5 seconds I suppose...[/quote]

It was fine because the two gestures have a key difference. The peace symbol is made with your palm facing the person. The two-fingered salute is made with the back of your hand facing the person.
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Male 12,365
It`s very unlikely that the word which the ridiculous censorship here won`t allow even in a thread about it was first used in 1475. The number of cognates strongly implies that it`s much older.

Also, the English two-fingered salute isn`t exactly the same as "the finger". Its origins are unknown but the root meaning is unlikely to be the same.
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Female 2,228
This means the `60s were a particularly difficult time for Britain then? Couldn`t walk down the street without getting insulted every 5 seconds I suppose...
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Female 62
As to my post below I can`t believe they changed the word C-O-C-K-N-E-Y to *roosterny* !!!!!!! The term C-o-c-k-n-e-y has both geographical and linguistic associations. Geographically and culturally, it often refers to working class Londoners .It is a real word ! *SIGH*
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Female 62
well tigress I lived in England for many years and I`m married to a rather rude roosterney lad from Hackney and the V is definitely the more common expression of "up yours"...its just the symbol above doesn`t convey the fact that you present your fingers horizontal palm upwards first and then flick them quickly upwards to the final V with the knuckles facing out .People in the UK still use the middle finger but not as often. I was startled at the word wanker as number 3rd in the BBC`s list of offensive words in order of savagery in 2000.Now it is 2012 I think wanker would fall entirely off the list...it is sometimes used with affection now. As a curse word I`d rate it as very mild.
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Female 357
@meneado - That`s not based on fact.
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Male 151
F: fornication
U: under
C: control
(of the)
K: king
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Male 3,060
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Female 9
The `V` is a swear just rarely used compared to the middle finger.
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Male 39,880

[quote]"where are people getting these bizarre facts about england?" [/quote]
From the House of Lords.

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Female 9
Riiight, whoever wrote this has got at least two facts wrong (or myths in one case). The `V` sign (seen at the bottom) had the myth of originating from fingers being cut off by the French, not the middle finger (supposedly they would have done it after winning the Battle of Agincourt, so no point in more killing at that point just a punishment - so wrong again, but they lost so it didn`t happen assuming it was true in the first place). And if you want to `give the finger` in the UK you still use just your middle finger, the rude `V` is just a different swear sign (and less rude too). Sticking random website addresses at the bottom does not make something true (more so if three are Wikipedia).
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Male 115
In England the 2 fingered gesture is supposed to be due to the french archer thing not the middle one.
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Male 267
@crash665 - You`re incorrect about the unlawful carnal knowledge info. I would post the snopes article, but the link gets censored.
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Male 339
i never use two fingers to swear always one... where are people getting these bizarre facts about england?
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Male 293
Yep. I find 9gag a good source of humorous posts as well...
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Male 1,195
But we still can`t use it in the comments.
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Male 3,369
When my friends daughter was little, she caught me giving the finger to another driver, and chastised me for it. i feigned innocence and told her i was just saying "You`re number one!" to the guy. She thought about that for a second, then couldn`t stop snickering the whole ride home.
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Male 3,369
Reignblazer: "So every time someone `likes` something on Facebook in the Middle-East, they`re actually saying `fuc k you`?"

fuc king brilliant!
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Male 119
The universal sign of contempt. (I remember that cause in middle school I had to write it 1000 times.)
Fcuk also means For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. (see above.)
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Male 134
Don`t forget the other name, Californy howdy!
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Male 2,332
So every time someone `likes` something on Facebook in the Middle-East, they`re actually saying `fuc k you`?

I can get behind this idea!
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Male 25,416
wow...
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Male 40,728
drat this!
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Male 3,369
What wanker thinks that "wanker" is worse than the "N" word? That`s f*cking ri dick ulous.
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Male 629
Sorry - if 1/3 of your sources are from Wikipedia, even if it is true it is crappy research.
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Male 1,093
For the thumbs up in the middle east, in Jordan, the middle finger sticking down is offensive, but not sticking up (but now with movies, they both might be).
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Male 25,416
Link: All You Ever Wanted To Know About The F Word [Pic] [Rate Link] - Now, the next time you drop the F-Bomb, you know the history behind the word.
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