The 'c-word'- oh, naughty, naughty!
I have often wondered how the f-word became the most foul word in the universe. Was it randomly picked, a roll of the dice, did 'they'. the morons, pick it from the hat? In Nederlands "fokker" just means the vocation of "breeder" of horses, sheep, whatever.
Why not #1 dirty word being either 'cunnilingus or copulate'?
The 'F' word is Anglo-Saxon slang, for the act of nooky-wooky. Its literal meaning is "to bang two objects together".(They said "fuckin" ). The 'P' word ("pysse" in Anglo-Saxon), meant the act of urination. While the 'S' word ("shytte" ), meant the act of defecation. So why are they considered 'bad' words? Well, the Normans invaded England in 1066, and tried to Normanize the population. That included discouraging the use of the Anglo-Saxon language. They wanted the natives to say "coitus", instead of "fuckin". And "urinate", in lieu of "pysse". But they didn't have a lot of luck; and instead of Normanizing the English, they found themselves being Anglo-Saxonized instead.