Is this all just a cheap joke by some later historians, or were the English spectacularly filthy-minded back then? In English, “to f—k” something used to mean “to strike” it.
Sexual intercourse was designated by the word “swive.” So Henry Fuckebeggar, for example, was a man who probably used to hit the poor.
Kestrels were called windf—kers because they “hit” the wind (flew at great speed).
It wasn’t until 1373 that the f-word began to change its meaning.
In light of the above, you might be wondering why American kids—and specifically Jewish Americans—would want to give a Nazi salute to the flag. The stiff-armed salute that we now associate solely with Hitler was actually an American invention. By the time 1930 rolled around, nearly every child in the country did it in the presence of the flag.Like Bugs, he even has his own catchphrase, although “smell your sweat, wizard penis” is admittedly a long way from “eh, what’s up, Doc?” According to Wichmann, these early comics were highly valued in Mayan times and used as status symbols.In the 16th century, its original usage faded entirely.That we laugh so much at these 13th-century names is merely a product of our own modern—and dirty—minds.