Why the Long Reaches of “Fornication” Are So Frustrating to People
The word “fucker” is derived from a combination of two words, “fungus” and “adjective”. While it is pretty damn hard to pin down exactly where the term first came from sources indicate that it first appeared in the late-15th century to mid-15th century a man known as Hans. Hans was an emperor of the Russian Empire and was well known for his debauched lifestyle, which included large amounts of heavy alcohol consumption and frequent bouts with a disease named syphilis. Because of this he was often ridiculed for his “undesirable” habits. One tale says that Hans was so ashamed of his venereal lifestyle that he began to use the F-word in his conversations with friends and family, much to their dismay.
So how did the English language take this word from “fungus” to “fucker”? Some claim that Hans borrowed the term from the Italian language, while others say that it was inspired by the Greek god of drunkenness, Bacchus. Regardless of who originated the term “fucking”, the English language now uses it frequently. The word “fucking” has been around for a long time and can be traced back in print to the very earliest forms of writing, such as Lucan, CEAUTUS, and the anonymous Virgil’s Aeneid. How did it become “fucking”? In modern times the phrase “fucking great” comes to use in the context of a sexual metaphor.
There are a few telltale clues to look out for if you are wondering where “fucking great” came from. If you are casually mentioning to your friend or acquaintance “where did you screw around last night” you may be using a very popular version of this expression. More common forms of this expression are more descriptive and describe actions instead of objects…for example, “you spent too much time on your cock”. It is also possible to hear the expression in conversation, where the person saying it is not necessarily referring to sex, but is instead saying things like “I had some time off on my dick last night” – which may sound very differently, but is still very telling.
Most people would agree that the most popular version of “fucking” is used in the context of sexual intercourse, and this is where we can see the roots of the phrase. Before it was just a way to describe sex, but it has evolved into its present usage. One of the more popular variations of “fucking” is “making love”. If we look in the dictionary for antonyms for the term “making love”, we will find that there are none. So then, how did “making love” become “fucking” in modern english?
There are a number of possible reasons, and we shall see in a minute how each reason applies to the evolution of “making love” to “fucking”. The first reason, obviously, is that the evolution of “making love” as a vulgar slang word came about because the act of making love itself was considered vulgar, or “filthy”. This has obviously changed in modern times, so now people don’t think of it as being offensive. This may seem like a trivial point, but it goes to show the deep roots of words, and why they are so important to our society.
The second reason is that people have always used “fornication” to refer to having sex – which is still, technically, the correct term, even though people use the “fornication” version less frequently. The problem with using “fornication” as a replacement for “sex” is that people constantly use it to describe acts of infidelity when it is actually the same thing – the exchange of sexual favors for goods or services. In other words, we always seem to be thinking in terms of “fornication” when what should really be described are “sex”. This leads to problems, as people often use “fornication” to describe acts of adultery, which is wrong on several levels.