Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. I expect the pronunciation of the expletive form changed over time, but the meaning never did. Then we would have the definitive answer. In Romanian it meas exactly the same thing as in Latin: Was Canada Under an E. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile. John Rentoul.
Many more recent coinages, such as the shorthand " WTF?
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None of these acronyms were ever recorded before the s, according to the lexicographical work The F-Wordand thus are backronyms. Although German ficken may enter the picture somehow, it is problematic in having e-grade, or umlaut, where all the others have o-grade or zero-grade of the vowel. Search Search for: Retrieved 12 July Iancu v. Robert Claiborne, in The Roots of English: