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Old 06-21-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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How were these words actually started?
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The most vile of all vulgar was derived from medievil times when families wanted a child, they would need consent from the king. Once granted, a servant would hang a sign on the door

Fornication Under Consent of the King..

Or its short form.

Others are terms used for animals which are historically considered to be servants of man. A dog and a donkey come to mind.

There is also a generic term for the birth of a child out of wedlock, thats easy enough. We just manage to twist English so that it appears to be condicending (sp?) etc.
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How should I F'in know?
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four letter words oWn me...
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Most swear words came from the early carpenters who hit their fingers while building the ark :P
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**** actually has quite a practical nature for how it was formed.

Manure used to be transported in ships dry. Well bilge water at the bottom would get the manure wet and methane would be released. The men would go around checking the ship with a candle but when they came to the room with the manure the candle would blow up the methane and the ship. After a while they figured out what was blowing up the ship so they would hang a sign by the door to the manure that would say **** or something something In Transport. I cant remember the first two letters but they had to do with the other name for the manure
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I use to work for construction companies and I would have to schedule the trades. They didn't respond to me until I learned their language and now can swear with the best of them. Although I choose not to talk like that any more (if possible). But you will for sure know when I am ticked off cuz I will let loose then and tear someone a new arce.
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Being a driver like i am, thr moment you get behind the wheel aand start driving the 1st car that cuts u off, u WILL curse tem out !
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