[Ads-l] Antedating of _fuck_

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 19 18:31:57 UTC 2015

No, not a long "s": it has a crossbar. In the second photo, compare the
word two lines up, ending just over the beginning of the name. I can't
figure it all out, but it begins "porſſ...", where the fourth and fifth
letters are long s. Note the absence of crossbars.

. <http://X-Clacks-Overhead.dw/GNU-Terry_Pratchett>  .

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> I think it's a long s.=C2=A0 "Suckbythenavel" makes more sense.
> Joel

> >
> http://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/10/the-earliest-use-of-the-f-word-dis=
> covered/History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998..

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