I think you get the point, I left out the U so its not actually a swear, don’t know how you guys feel about that stuff.
But I said this the other day, and my friend mentioned that is doesn’t really make sense. Is it a shortened thing for saying “Fucking Ass”, as in an insult? Or maybe it just came from people being pissed off and yelling like, “Fucking aahhhH!!” and it just kind of got shortened to A?
Any ideas on how this one came around?
And if the foul language isn’t welcome, I apologize.
I understood it to be short for Fucking Ass, from the dark ages when ‘Ass’ could be used as a suffice, eg:
Don’t be such a smart-ass
You sure have an ugly-ass girlfriend
That was one long-ass movie
Fucking, of course, is always in vogue, so the combination of Fucking Ass was a natural, eg:
That was suburb fucking-ass weed
Around here the full expression is Fucking A Touchee, although I’m unsure of the spelling on the touchee part.
Also, Fuckin’ A Bubba and Fuckin’ A Right are also used.
I have a theory that it was derived from a fencing term, bastardized French as it were, with something like “vous Connaiz touche’” meaning roughly “do you acknowledge the touch?”
Really though, I’ve heard it all my life and have thought it was a very strong way of saying “yes” or “you bet” or “I see.”
that should read ‘suffix’
Apparently no one really knows for sure. Check out the Staff Report What’s the origin of “fuckin’ A”? (27-Feb-2003) by samclem for a short discussion and a link to a previous thread.
It’s the first letter of the New York alphabet.
Normally when i say it it isn’t meaning “yes” though, its because I’m mad at something and just letting out some anger. I guess its no different than other swears really, some people when they get real mad they just start sayin random words that don’t make much sense… maybe this one just caught on. Hmm
Fuckin’ A Touchee, Bubba! You damn right!
Or as it used to be affirmed, Right On!
There’s no French word “connaiez” though. It would be “connaissez”, which would wreck the transliteration to English.
Some guy I knew in the Air Force from Georgia always used to say “fuckin’ A douche-kit!”