the meaning of ''developed f rom''

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Apr 25 22:09:23 UTC 2005

The English of persons like those who used to spell it "f--g" because it was dirty.  Maybe Grant or Jesse have access to some extra exx.

One might compare 19th C. "Take them away and frig them!" in HDAS, spelled in full because _The Pearl_ was that kind of publication.


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In a message dated 4/25/05 5:31:15 PM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

> My conjecture is that "Go frig yourself" was originally non-euphemistic.
> JL

In whose English?

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