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“Hot For Words” Explains the History of the F-Bomb

This is such a delicious crossbreed of educational and delusional. Where to begin, really? While we wonder if all of the pornstar-esque photos are completely necessary, we want to applaud her for tackling such a taboo topic with such poise and calm. And moreover, she’s absolutely right about the history of the word “faggot,” at least as far as our research can tell. If you know more about the history, please post it in the comment section below.

As she says: “There you go. Another mystery solved by your trusty Hot for Words.”

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  • ChrisC

    She actually does make kind of interesting videos. I’ve been subscribed to her for a couple years now. Although it does get annoying how she constantly uses her sex appeal to get more viewers, but I guess that’s how shes managed to become one of the biggest people on YouTube.

    PS: While on the topic of Eastern European blonde’s, you guys should check out ZOMGitsCriss, on YouTube, who has 70,000+ subscribers, made it on to the Huffington post and has made several pro-LGBT Rights videos. Shes definitely more deserving of the coverage.

  • iDavid

    What a superficial nut sucker. Seduction has it’s time and place, like in a porn vid, but her 24/7 schtick is a total turn off. It’s unfortunate, as she is pretty enough w/o the cheap ho trix.

    Not interested.

  • Joe Johnson

    This is so terrible

  • idavid

    Could the breast implants be any more obvious?

  • Edward Wardrip

    This is actually incorrect. Faggot was associated with us fabulous queers during the inquisition, when they would light us on fire for crimes against nature.

  • InscrutableTed

    @Edward Wardrip: That’s not true, Edward. Do some research.

  • Kev C

    @InscrutableTed: Actually it’s not untrue.

    late 13c., … Especially used for burning heretics (a sense attested from 1550s), so that phrase fire and faggot was used to mean “punishment of a heretic.” Heretics who recanted were required to wear an embroidered figure of a faggot on their sleeve, as an emblem and reminder of what they deserved.”

    Between the 11th century and the 17th century, thousands of sodomites in Europe were burned to death. In Spain, it’s likely that more were executed for sodomy than for heresy. Often times, the charges were stacked, heretic + sodomite = burn.

  • redball

    Wow, I was about to bash this woman for making shit up (I thought the origin was burning of gays) but she’s actually right:

    “The oft-heard statement that male homosexuals were called faggots in reference to their being burned at the stake is an etymological urban legend…. Any use of faggot in connection with public executions had long become an English historical obscurity by the time the word began to be used for “male homosexual” in 20th century American slang, whereas the contemptuous slang word for “woman” (and the other possible sources or influences listed here) was in active use.”

  • iDavid

    Any 8 yr old can do a google search.

  • Ginasf

    I don’t believe in her explanation. “Fagging” is from the British Public School system where younger boys were required to maintain the fires in the fireplaces of upperclassmen (and bundle of sticks). It was extensively used in the book “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” by Thomas Hughes which was one of the most popular books of the 19th Century where boys are called by their last name + fag. The term “fagging” was also used to suggest that younger boys provided sexual services to the older boys and were also regularly beaten and bullied by the older boys and that’s where the term started to be used.

    The “faggots burned at the stake” derivation is a myth which has been disproved time and again but still hangs around… unfortunately thanks to the Internet.

  • Ginasf

    Btw, the Fagot (French) and Fagotto (Italian) she mentions were a musical instrument which was the ancestor of the bassoon. Yes, the Fagot was carved from a single tree stump. I don’t think they have any real connection to it’s use today other than the wood part.

  • Kev C

    The modern usage of the word comes from burdonsome women via sissy/woman-like. But many overlapping usages occur throughout history. The same shrewish and burdonsome women are the origin of the stereotype of the Witch who were burned as heretics.

    As to, the connection to heretics and sodomites. For example, the term “buggery” for anal sex (crime of sodomy) comes from “Bulgar”.

    Bulgars were a gnostic sect from Bulgaria and the term became synonymous with heretic.

    And here’s a bewitching Bulgarian lullaby called:

    Theodora Is Dozing

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