Re:       Re: The f-word

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Jun 4 13:28:11 UTC 2004

Fuck is also apparently a German family name--I remember that there was a
German linguists writing in the 1970s whose name was Fuck. So far as I know, he
never published anything jointly with another scholar (the way, e.g., Postal
and Stamp once did). I have no idea whether or not the German Fuck is related to

In a message dated 6/3/04 9:37:11 PM, douglas at NB.NET writes:

> >The "John le Fucker" reference first appears in Carl Buck's 1949
> >Indo-European dictionary. Buck does not supply a citation as to where he
> >found the name. No one has subsequently found the manuscript in which it is
> >alleged to have appeared.
> >
> >If the citation is genuine and not an error, it is most likely a spelling
> >variant of "fulcher," meaning soldier.
> Oxford "Dictionary of English Surnames", under "Fulcher" (with many
> spelling variants):
> "... Nicholas Fuker' 1234 ... Warin Fucher 1235 ... John Foucher' 1242 ...
> from OFr Foucher, Fouquier, from OG Fulchar, Fulcher 'people-army'."
> -- Doug Wilson

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