Earliest Record of the F-Word Is In 1568 Manuscript From Scotland
A new documentary being released tomorrow dives into the history of Scotland, at least, it's relationship with swearing.
Scotland - Contains Strong Language follows Cora Bissett on a tour of the country. One of the biggest finds in the investigation is the oldest known record of the use of the f-word.
In a manuscript of poems, William Dunbar's poem The Flyting of Dunbar details a fight between two people, when one calls the other a "Wan fukkit funling."
I feel as though I need to have a few more sips of a Johnnie Walker before I can remotely understand what's being said there.
The documentary airs Tuesday on BBC.
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