My fascination for the “F” world escorted me to do the research about the origin of this word. HAHA, I know I am being pathetic, but hey, honesty is the best policy, I wanted to find it out so I worked on it.
Anyhow, I looked into library catalog and cruised through a few books to find the information. I intentionally didn’t look over the Internet, because I wanted to do a real scholarly re-search.
Surprisingly, I was able to find this information in more than a few books. Now, let me put some light on my findings:
Source 1 stated: The origin was in the fifteenth century, when a married couple had to have permission from the king to procreate. “Fornication Under Consent of the King” .. ugghh…, not so interesting.
According to Source2: During the time of the Puritans, a person imprisoned in the stocks would have his/her crime displayed on the timbers. Because space was tight, when adultery was involved they used the acronym F.U.C.K, which represented the words “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” . .. haha, I love this one :--)
Another source said that when a British soldier reported sick and found to have VD, the abbreviation FUCK was stamped on his document, short for “Found Under Carnal Knowledge” … lovely, this is a good one indeed!
One source said, (AND BTW this is my favorite one), a farmer would use his thumb to dibble or in other words “fuck” the soil to make a hole into which he then dropped a sead! SPLENDID, and after that I was pleased with my findings.
Classic, isn’t it? :--) …So, who out there can spell this four letter word?