And in suburbia in the 60s, you would not even breathe such a word. I know my parents were aware of it from the war, and it was certainly in their secreted-away Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley. But whereas today, any year-old from the dodgiest comp to Eton would say fuck if they so much as grazed a knee, I doubt my dad would have said it even if a flying saucer landed on the patio and a Martian laser-gunned the shed.
Fuck is a profane English-language word  which often refers to the act of sexual intercourse but is also commonly used as an intensifier or to denote disdain. While its origin is obscure, it is usually considered to be first attested to around In modern usage, the term "fuck" and its derivatives such as "fucker" and "fucking" can be used as a nouna verban adjectivean interjection or an adverb.
This recent news story noted that uttering unmentionables helps us deal with pain and distress. So, to help kickstart your new bad word-driven health regime, we're counting down the sweariest movies of all-time, from 10 to 1 fiction movies only, fact fans - and we've focused on use of the most popular cuss word - the 'f' bomb. Swear Count: F-Bombs, 3.
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English speakers enjoy what seems like an unmatched curiosity about the origins and historical usages of their language's curses. The exceedingly popular "F word" has accreted an especially wide body of textual investigation, wide-eyed speculation, and implausible folk etymology. One of the term's well-known if spurious creation myths even has a Van Halen album named after it.
Dr Paul Booth, a former lecturer in medieval history and an honorary senior research fellow in history at Keele University, made the accidental discovery in a set of Chester County court documents from September while researching the period of Edward II. Dr Booth told the MailOnline that when he first came across the case of Roger Fuckebythenavele, he thought the moniker was a nickname dreamed up by a court clerk as a joke. Dr Booth said he has informed the Oxford English Dictionary of his discovery, but has yet to hear back.
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.