First Post!

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 06, 2000 4:54am PDT

Let's not start at 10am again huh, heh. Nothing interesting to tell you at this hour though, kinda tired too. But who cares, you just want news so I'll be looking around now. Still not sure when Steve is coming back, today or Sunday. Sunday wouldn't surprise me :) update Steve:I'll be flying home this evening. That will probably make for a gap in coverage here but considering how spotty things have been lately on the page I doubt folks will notice. :)

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  • Word of The Day!!!

    fuck (fk) Obscene
    v. fucked, fuck·ing, fucks.
    v. tr.

    To have sexual intercourse with.
    To victimize.
    Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
    v. intr.
    To engage in sexual intercourse.
    To act wastefully or foolishly.
    An act of sexual intercourse.
    A partner in sexual intercourse.
    A despised person.
    Used to express extreme displeasure.
    Phrasal Verbs:
    fuck off
    Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
    To spend time idly.
    To masturbate.
    fuck over
    To treat unfairly; take advantage of.
    fuck up
    To bungle.
    To act carelessly, foolishly, or incorrectly.

    [Middle English attested in pseudo-Latin fuccant, (they) fuck, deciphered from gxddbov.]

    Word History: The obscenity fuck is a very old word, first recorded in English in the 15th century. Age has not dimmed its shock value, even though it is seen in print much more often now than in the past. Its first known occurrence, in a poem entitled “Flen flyys” written sometime before 1500, is in code, illustrating the unacceptability of the word even then. The poem, composed in a mixture of Latin and English, satirizes the Carmelite friars of Cambridge, England, with the title taken from the first words of the poem, “Flen, flyys, and freris,” that is, “fleas, flies, and friars.” The line that contains fuck reads “Non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk.” The Latin words “Non sunt in coeli, quia” mean “they [the friars] are not in heaven, since.” The code “gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk” is easily broken by simply writing the preceding letter in the alphabet. As we decode, we must watch for differences in the alphabet and in spelling between then and now. For g write f; for x, v (used for u and v); d, c; b, a; o, n; v, t; xx, vv (which equals w); k, i; x, v; z, y; t, s; p, o; g, f; i, h; f, e; m, l; and for k, i. This yields “fvccant [a fake Latin form] vvivys of heli.” The whole thus reads in translation: “They are not in heaven because they fuck wives of Ely [a town near Cambridge].”