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    I've heard everyone use it. When did it start lol

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    Slang expletive employed as an attenuated alternative (minced oath) to fuck to express disbelief, pain, anger, or contempt in a given situation. However, it does not mean to have sex with in the same way that fuck does, and those aware of this use consider it a lesser expletive than fuck.
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    Invented by Fr Jack Hackett.

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    “Feck” means “fuck” no matter what anyone says. It is also pronounced “fack” and it has other variations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
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    Slang expletive employed as an attenuated alternative (minced oath) to fuck to express disbelief, pain, anger, or contempt in a given situation. However, it does not mean to have sex with in the same way that fuck does, and those aware of this use consider it a lesser expletive than fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    “Feck” means “fuck” no matter what anyone says. It is also pronounced “fack” and it has other variations.
    You fecking use feck instead of fuck, when in the presence of fucking PC cunts,to try to avoid offending them or inviting their opprobrium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    I've heard everyone use it. When did it start lol
    In his 1881 short story Thrawn Janet, Robert Louis Stevenson invokes the second sense of feck as cited above:

    "He had a feck o' books wi' him—mair than had ever been seen before in a' that presbytery..."
    Robert Burns uses the third sense of feck in the final stanza of his 1792 poem "Kellyburn Braes":

    I hae been a Devil the feck o' my life,
    Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi' thyme;
    "But ne'er was in hell till I met wi' a wife,"
    And the thyme it is wither'd, and rue is in prime

    So has been around since 1792
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    Would have thought that feck is the more polite version of fuck that. Maybe not

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    In his 1881 short story Thrawn Janet, Robert Louis Stevenson invokes the second sense of feck as cited above:

    "He had a feck o' books wi' him—mair than had ever been seen before in a' that presbytery..."
    Robert Burns uses the third sense of feck in the final stanza of his 1792 poem "Kellyburn Braes":

    I hae been a Devil the feck o' my life,
    Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi' thyme;
    "But ne'er was in hell till I met wi' a wife,"
    And the thyme it is wither'd, and rue is in prime

    So has been around since 1792
    This a Scottish meaning that is a completely different meaning from the Irish one.
    Feck is a Scottish variant of effect, as in personal effects or belongings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D Man View Post
    Would have thought that feck is the more polite version of fuck that. Maybe not

    “Feck” means “fuck”.

    There are a lot of milder forms of swear words about and some of them are not obvious.
    “Jerk” or “berk” seems mild enough but it is really cockney rhyming slang for “Berkley Hunt” . And we all know what “hunt” rhymes with.

    “Clot” as in “stupid clot” also seems mild and English upper class but it is an abbreviation for several Germanic and Eastern European words that also rhyme with “hunt” in English.
    And when calling someone a “pillock” it should be known that this is an old English word meaning “penis”. A “plonker” is also a penis.

    “Strewth” is short for “God’s strength”.
    “Blimey”, or “cor blimey” is “God blind me”.
    “Crikey” means “Christ”.
    “Bejabbers” means “shit”.
    “Prat” means an “arse”.

    Even some old words often quoted in films by knights and pirates are not so innocent.
    “Gazooks” means “God’s hooks” or “God’s nails”.
    “Zounds” is “God’s wounds”.
    “Odsblood” is “God’s blood”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    “Feck” means “fuck”.

    There are a lot of milder forms of swear words about and some of them are not obvious.
    “Jerk” or “berk” seems mild enough but it is really cockney rhyming slang for “Berkley Hunt” . And we all know what “hunt” rhymes with.

    “Clot” as in “stupid clot” also seems mild and English upper class but it is an abbreviation for several Germanic and Eastern European words that also rhyme with “hunt” in English.
    And when calling someone a “pillock” it should be known that this is an old English word meaning “penis”. A “plonker” is also a penis.

    “Strewth” is short for “God’s strength”.
    “Blimey”, or “cor blimey” is “God blind me”.
    “Crikey” means “Christ”.
    “Bejabbers” means “shit”.
    “Prat” means an “arse”.

    Even some old words often quoted in films by knights and pirates are not so innocent.
    “Gazooks” means “God’s hooks” or “God’s nails”.
    “Zounds” is “God’s wounds”.
    “Odsblood” is “God’s blood”.


    Fucken in tell ect you als.

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