Like many words in English, “Fuck” has no direct translation into any other language, at least not until now. Although its first appearance in writing dates back to the late 14th century, the precise origin of the word is still largely a mystery to this day. The closest we can derive from the source is that it derived from the German word Ficks, meaning to play tricks or play with fire. In the context of modern day usage, however, we know that the word originally meant “to trample over,” as in the dances of the medieval time, where men would trample under the feet of the defeated opponent, or “to trample over the enemy.” In the more common sense, the word is used today to mean “to trample over someone lightly with no apparent impact.”
Historically, the use of the term “Fuck” had little meaning beyond the fact that it was an easy alternative to harsher words or actions. For example, you might find a sentence like this: “Why is it that some fucks need to act like children, when they could be so much better? I don’t understand the difference between these two guys. Maybe they both need a lesson.”
Even today, many people who use the phrase “Fucking Around” have no idea what it means. Still, it’s a very popular term, and its usage shows no sign of dying down. In fact, it has recently become a trendy staple in many high schools, where it is used to describe a time in someone’s life when they were too shy or immature to do anything else. “Fucking around” is a convenient way to describe a situation where nothing happened, an opportunity passed by, but without any personal interest in the outcome. In short, “Fucking around” describes the process by which someone decides to do absolutely nothing, yet still manages to get themselves into a situation where they are the center of attention and action – all for no reason in particular.
In its most common form, “Fucking around” is a description of adolescent adolescence – a time when people are unsure of themselves, seeking ways to define themselves and discover their identity. During this time, people are more prone to experiment with sexual themes and behavior, sexual themes and behaviors that can be explored by others through the lens of self-clamation. It’s at this stage of development that the term “Fucking around” becomes meaningful. It then describes a scenario in which people are not sure of themselves, trying to figure out who they really are, what they want to be. To define this experimentation, we can use language, specifically the language of the internet: “someone who is too scared to do something, but thinks it’s fun”.
The problem is that “FUCK” doesn’t describe anything. To describe something requires a medium to do so, and “someone who is too scared to do something” doesn’t fit the bill. Still, there are a number of things that are commonly associated with the act of “doing something”, and these can be used as a word to describe it. Below are some examples of these:
Screwdriver: A screw is a screw. Some screwdrivers are serrated, some are smooth. Calling someone a “screwdriver” is a pretty good description, especially if you know exactly what you’re referring to. Use these words to start sentences that explain something: “The girl’s walking slow at the party wearing a dress with big fake boobs”.