Linton Weeks. What is the Fa-word, you ask? It's a six-letter, two-syllable term that starts with the letters fa and rhymes with maggot. It's not to be confused with the F-word. Sticks and stones may break one's bones, and words themselves may not hurt.
But another theory traces the Vulgar Latin word to Greek phakelos "bundle," which is probably Pre-Greek. Especially used for burning heretics emblematic of this from s , so that phrase fire and faggot was used to indicate "punishment of a heretic. Faggots , the traditional British dish made from the innards of pigs liver, lungs, heart, spleen mixed with bread crumbs, rolled in balls, and braised in stock apparently is the same word, presumably from the notion of "little bits and pieces bound up together. It may also be reinforced by Yiddish faygele "homosexual" n. This also spun off a verb see fag v.
How did “nuts” and “bananas” come to mean “crazy”?
Faggot , often shortened to fag , is a usually pejorative term used primarily to refer to gay men and boys. The of use of fag and faggot has spread from the United States to varying extents elsewhere in the English-speaking world especially the UK through mass culture, including film, music, and the internet. The American slang term is first recorded in , the shortened form fag shortly after, in
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