Earliest Use Of The F-Word Discovered
An English historian, Dr Paul Booth, claims to have found the earliest use of the f-word, as we use it today (like, “fuck off”) in some court papers from 1310.
The prof said he found references to a man called “Roger F***ebythenavele” who was being outlawed at Chester crown court during the time of Edward II. Due to multiple references to Roger “Fucked By The Navele”, he believes that it was a genuine nickname, not just some joke.
Dr. Booth goes on to say that:
“Either this refers to an inexperienced copulator, referring to someone trying to have sex with the navel, or its a rather extravagant explanation for a dimwit, someone so stupid they think this that is the way to have sex. The significance is the occurrence of (possibly) the earliest known use of the word ‘f***’ that clearly has a sexual connotation.”
YES. I’m not sure why this makes me so fucking excited but it really is the best word.
Before this find, the earliest known use of fuck was in a poem from 1475.