F**k is the type of word that almost every single person uses at some point in their lives. Some people even use it every single day, while some seemingly use it in every sentence. Well, our generation isn’t the first to use this curse word, and neither are the past five who came before us.
The first recorded usage of the the f-word was in the public domain in 1310. Historians are saying they have discovered the first recorded usage in a court document from medieval times. The meaning obviously had a sexual reference. Dr. Paul Booth, a retired medieval history lecturer, went through Chester county court plea rolls that were from December 8, 1310. He spotted the usage in the name ‘Roger Fuckebythenavele.’ The document outlawed the man, meaning he was to be executed on site.
Dr. Booth said: “I’ve been going through these magnificent records, and I came across this by accident – it really does shout out at you. I thought it might be a clerk’s joke, but I think this is actually someone who have been given this nickname. It’s written clearly, and three times, and I think that shows its not a joke.”
Booth did not, however, know the exact meaning of the word, but had some theories. “Either it refers to an inexperienced copulator, referring to someone trying to have sex with the navel, or it’s a rather extravagant explanation for a dimwit, someone so stupid they think that this is the way to have sex.”
Dr. Booth has spoken to the Oxford English Dictionary about the discovery, but has heard nothing back as of yet.