It came from Old England when people were imprisoned for out of wedlock sex. The word was written on the jail cell or on the pillories where they were imprisoned. It is an acronym: F.U.C.K.---For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
There are theories about theories. So what? It is a good word. Short, sweet, onomotopea (sp?), meaningful in so many ways. Yeah, who cares about etymology on this one?
Wow, I never even thought about this. Very interesting and a good question, thanks
OMG talk about having a most pathetic fetish,, lol
The word is of old English origin and is not related etymologically to "fornication". It is most likely related to other old English words the mean to strike although there is a Swedish word from around 1000 AD, "fock" which refers to penis and an English word "fulcher" meaning soldier which might be part of the origin.
There are a number of pop culture theories about the derivation of the popular F-word. For example, it was said that when people were put in the stocks for adultery there was a sign over them that said For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and that became abbreviated as F.U.C.K. Actually, I believe many scholars say it is probably derived from some Germanic root word into English through Anglo-Saxon roots.