Melissa 11 comments By necessity, this one contains a bit of profanity. So you may or may not want to read through it first if you normally share these articles with humans of the particularly youthful persuasion. The Crescent wrench of the English language, the F-bomb has been adding emphasis, vulgarity and spice to our conversations for longer than anyone can remember. Non sunt in coeli, quia fvccant vvivys of heli. In fact, according to linguist David Wilton, There is only one known pre-twentieth-century [E[English]ord with an acronymic origin and it was in vogue for only a short time in Swore in an affidavit that Mr.
British Dictionary definitions for fuck fuck to have sexual intercourse with someone Show More an act of sexual intercourse a partner in sexual intercourse, esp one of specified competence or experience not care a fuck or not give a fuck not to care at all Show More interjection offensive an expression of strong disgust or anger often in exclamatory phrases such as fuck you! Written form only attested from early 16c. OED 2nd edition cites , in the form fukkit; earliest appearance of current spelling is -- "Bischops Buck cites proper name John le Fucker from , but the surname could have other explanations.
Offensiveness The word is considered obscene but is common in many informal and familiar situations. It is unclear whether the word has always been considered vulgar or, if not, when it first came to be used to describe often in an extremely angry, hostile or belligerent manner unpleasant circumstances or people in an intentionally offensive way, such as in the term motherfucker , one of its more common usages in some parts of the English-speaking world. Some English-speaking countries censor it on television and radio.
History[ edit ] Sign in Windhoek with directions to the German colonial-era monuments Christ Church , Alte Feste and Reiterdenkmal The Allgemeine Zeitung is the only German-language daily newspaper in Africa and one of the highest-circulation newspapers in Namibia During the period as a German colony from to German was the only official language in German Southwest Africa , as Namibia was then known. South African whites who spoke Dutch South African Dutch would later develop into Afrikaans already lived in the country alongside Orlam tribes and mixed-race Reheboth Basters. South Africa took over administration of the country in However, German language privileges and education remained in place. In the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper was founded under its original name of Der Kriegsbote.