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Date: 03/18/12 02:35 PM

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

  1. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Link: All You Ever Wanted To Know About The F Word - Now, the next time you drop the F-Bomb, you know the history behind the word.
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    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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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    435 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Sorry - if 1/3 of your sources are from Wikipedia, even if it is true it is crappy research.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    What wanker thinks that "wanker" is worse than the "N" word? That`s f*cking ri dick ulous.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    drat this!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    wow...
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    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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    handyman0205 Male 60-69
    134 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    Don`t forget the other name, Californy howdy!
  9. Profile photo of crash665
    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    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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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    But we still can`t use it in the comments.
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    rickbub Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Yep. I find 9gag a good source of humorous posts as well...
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    i never use two fingers to swear always one... where are people getting these bizarre facts about england?
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
    267 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    @crash665 - You`re incorrect about the unlawful carnal knowledge info. I would post the snopes article, but the link gets censored.
  16. Profile photo of JonasQuim
    JonasQuim Male 18-29
    115 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    In England the 2 fingered gesture is supposed to be due to the french archer thing not the middle one.
  17. Profile photo of tigeress
    tigeress Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    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).
  18. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

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

  19. Profile photo of tigeress
    tigeress Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    The `V` is a swear just rarely used compared to the middle finger.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    This is even better.
  21. Profile photo of meneado
    meneado Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    F: fornication
    U: under
    C: control
    (of the)
    K: king
  22. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    @meneado - That`s not based on fact.
  23. Profile photo of casidhe
    casidhe Female 40-49
    62 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    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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    casidhe Female 40-49
    62 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    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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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    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...
  26. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    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.
  27. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    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...

    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    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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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    LOL, filter, you got me! One day. One day!!
  31. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    There are so many errors in this, it`s not worth talking about.
  32. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3284 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Frequent
    Uprisings
    Cause
    Karma
  33. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    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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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    Fancy
    Undo
    Cussing
    Knix
  35. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    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.
  36. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    wanker is barely even a swear word here in n. aemrica lol
  37. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    March 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    Is it odd that I`m irritated that Carlin`s seven words aren`t in the correct order?
  38. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    @ShadowVamp, it bugged me too.
  39. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    wanker? is that for real?
  40. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 1:58 am
    @alexander_xx People in England definitely swear like that, I don`t know where you live if they don`t
  41. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:58 am
    I drating love the word wanker.
  42. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1302 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:04 am
    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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    stumpen Male 18-29
    71 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:54 am
    fock is the name of a sail in swedish, not a penis
  44. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:28 am
    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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    Toomuchcoffe Male 30-39
    43 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:47 am
    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.^^
  46. Profile photo of tigeress
    tigeress Female 18-29
    9 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 9:28 am
    @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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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 9:39 am
    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.
  48. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    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.
  49. Profile photo of chutulhu
    chutulhu Male 40-49
    51 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    F*ck translates as neuken in dutch.
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    boogarcym Male 40-49
    320 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    lmfao - roosterney!
  51. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    240 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    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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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    see this
  53. Profile photo of Jasperz
    Jasperz Male 18-29
    17 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:35 am
    Being English the V and middle finger are used in different circumstances. The middle finger being more aggressive than the V.
  54. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 6:05 am
    Fornicate Under the Command of the King!
    Right after the plages in GB to raise population again
  55. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    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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