People were saying it plenty outside books, and had been for a very long time. It does have obvious connections to words in other languages: It does show up in Old English, as the verb scittan. The Oxford English Dictionary ignored the word entirely in its first edition, starving us of what could have been an exciting etymological expedition; Samuel Johnson did in his Dictionary of the English Language as well. Writing is the thing that comes closest; to be erased from writing was, until recently, to be erased from the language entire. A few myths and folk etymologies have sprung up in the absence of a definite origin.
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Latin taboo words[ edit ] Cicero's letter ad Fam. In the letter Cicero alludes to a number of obscene words, without actually mentioning them. The words which he alludes to but avoids are: Degrees of obscenity[ edit ] There thus appear to have been various degrees of obscenity in Latin, with words for anything to do with sex in the most obscene category. These words are strictly avoided in most types of Latin literature; however, they are common in graffiti , and also in certain genres of poetry, such as the short poems known as epigrams , such as those written by Catullus and Martial. There were, however, some occasions in public life, such as in triumphal processions, at weddings, and at certain festivals, where obscenities were traditionally allowed.
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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. Andrea Millwood Hargrave's study of the attitudes of the British public found that fuck was considered the third-most severe profanity and its derivative motherfucker second. Cunt was considered the most severe.
Once upon a time, the English population was decimated by the plague. The King was so concerned about the shrinking number of his subjects that he ordered his people to reproduce. K" for short--was the source of our favorite swearword. Unfortunately this story isn't true, nor is pretty much any etymology of a swearword that involves an acronym. Shit cannot be blamed on cargoes of manure exploding in the middle of the Atlantic Ship High in Transit , while the British word naff cannot be attributed to "not available for fucking.