"flying fuck"

Jerome Foster funex79 at CHARTER.NET
Thu Apr 17 18:13:25 UTC 2008

I've heard it as:
"Why don't you go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut!"

J. Foster
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> Though a little weak on etymology, Urban Dictionary has 15 entries for
> flying fuck. My favorite is number 4 which includes the modifier "through
> a
> rolling donut", as in "nobody gives a flying fuck through a rolling
> donut...". But the origin of flying fuck in its literal sense has always
> been attributed to Caralho Saltoalto who is known to history by the
> pseudonym "Signor Bona Slang" who was, it may be recalled, "the daring
> young
> man on the flying trapeze" who "all girls he did please".
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> Joel S. Berson
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> My take on "flying fuck", without ever having asked anyone what they
> thought "flying" meant, is from OED2 flying ppl. a. sense 4.c.,
> "Passing, flitting; hasty, transient".  Thus a flying fuck isn't
> worth much because it's over too quickly.  But perhaps I'm immersed
> too much in the 18th century (for "flying", that is -- when G.
> Washington coined "flying hospital", as discovered by yours truly).
> (I see the phrase has made it to the OED, draft additions March 2008,
> s.v. flying ppl. a., but not assigned to a specific sense as far as I
> can see, and thus no clue as to etymology.  Earliest spotting 1938,
> letter of J. O'Hara, then 1951 J. Jones _From Here to Eternity_.)
> Joel
> At 4/17/2008 07:22 AM, Paul wrote:
>>paul johnson wrote:
>>My understanding has always been that a FF was the act of launching
>>yourself, fully extended , from the foot of the bed with the intention
>>of reaching full penetration as you hit the bed.  The only other
>>daredevil sexual act is the standing position while in a hammock, there
>>must  be others, I'm sure.
>>RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>>>Which raises the really important question, "What, exactly, is a flying
>>>In a message dated 4/16/08 8:48:04 PM, dad at POKERWIZ.COM writes:
>>>>Who, with any view to any realistic
>>>>endeavor of the human mind [sic], would really give a flying fuck if
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