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fracking

adjective; other word formation type euphemism
euphemism for “fucking” used to express intense emotion such as anger, frustration, hatred, surprise, or happiness. Also can mean “messed up” . The word has the same sound symbolism as “fucking” and could be a product of reanalysis or metaphor (with respect to spelling only). Original meaning of fracking: “hydraulic fracturing” meaning creating a crack in the rock and injecting it with fluid to force them open for more efficient gas attainment (term used since 1940’s); from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura "a breach, break, cleft,"
 
“It’s so fracking awesome!”
Etymology : The word has the same sound symbolism as “fucking” and could be a product of reanalysis or metaphor (with respect to spelling only). Original meaning of fracking: “hydraulic fracturing” meaning creating a crack in the rock and injecting it with fluid to force them open for more efficient gas attainment (term used since 1940’s); from Middle French fracture (14c.), from Latin fractura "a breach, break, cleft,"
Source : November 8, 2013 - conversation with friend
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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