"flying fuck"--something of negligible value

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Apr 19 00:55:12 UTC 2008

on 4/18/08 6:59 PM, Joel S. Berson at Berson at ATT.NET wrote:

> At 4/18/2008 03:33 PM, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>> I think we have now, right, Larry? "Take a flying fuck at a running rooster"
>> = "Go do something totally stupid"; "not worth a flying fuck" = "not worth as
>> much as a totally pointless and fruitless enterprise"
> While this hypothesis has probability for me, it still does not I
> think educate us on why "flying".   The alliteration may be why it
> caught on and persisted, but what did the "flying" mean to the
> originators and early hearers?
> Joel
"Flying" has long meant speeding away. In that case,"worthless" might be the
kindest judgment by the *recipient* of such an attention (slam,bam,'Thank
you ma'am').

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