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The oldest written record of “fuck” has been discovered — and it comes from a plague quarantine

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The new BBC documentary Scotland Contains Strong Language explores the Bannatyne Manuscript from 1568. Written by Edinburgh Merchant George Bannatyne while he was quarantined during appropriately enough a plague, the collection includes a poem titled "The Fly…
The oldest written record of “fuck” has been discovered — and it comes from a plague quarantine

The new BBC documentary Scotland Contains Strong Language explores the Bannatyne Manuscript from 1568. Written by Edinburgh Merchant George Bannatyne while he was quarantined during appropriately enough a plague, the collection includes a poem titled “The Fly… Read More

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