F-word acronyms

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 03:28:51 UTC 2008

>  Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>  The list leaves out WGAF "We give a fuck," used with negative polarity.
>  I didn't see any exx. of "fop." Am I now blind in both eyes?
>  -Wilson

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 10:30 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Go here, Wilson: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Jobe6/dont_look&action=history and you'll see that today somebody (not me, I swear) just edited out all the "fopps."
>   The "fopps" are in the version of January 14, 2008, if not before: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Jobe6/dont_look&oldid=184232245

I confess, I did it. Perhaps I shouldn't have. But if you look at the
history of the page, it was started as "fuck". The change from "fuck"
to the meaningless and unattested "fopp" was a mass edit.

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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