In modern usage, the term fuck and its derivatives (such as fucker and fucking) can be used as a noun, a verb, an adjective, an interjection, or an adverb.There are many common phrases that employ the word, as well as compounds that incorporate it, such as motherfucker, fuckwit and fucknut.Some speakers and some sponsors of mine ask for the contact details of those at the event. I do send out mailers and put contact details and links to special offers in the mailers though.
In the Middle English of this poem, the term wife was still used generically for "woman".
The word has probable cognates in other Germanic languages, such as German ficken (to fuck); Dutch fokken (to breed, to beget); dialectal Norwegian fukka (to copulate), and dialectal Swedish focka (to strike, to copulate) and fock (penis).
By application of Grimm's law, this hypothetical root has the form *pug–.
There is a theory that fuck is most likely derived from Flemish, German, or Dutch roots, and is probably not derived from an Old English root.
I try and make the Measurement Conferences good value for those attending and try and also keep the crowd small. Now if you are one of the rake of digital conferences you see in Ireland that charge €300 or €400 and pack 100s of people in to the event, you can well afford paying 20 speakers €500 a pop.
I was asked to speak for free at an event in Cork City Hall where they were charging €300 per person and expected 500 at it. Journalists were advised to refrain from censoring the word but use it sparingly and only when its inclusion was essential to the story.The Oxford English Dictionary states that the ultimate etymology is uncertain, but that the word is "probably cognate" with a number of Germanic words with meanings involving striking, rubbing, and having sex or is derivative of the Old French word that meant "to fuck". Paul Booth claimed to have found "(possibly) the earliest known use of the word 'fuck' that clearly has a sexual connotation": in English court records of 1310–11, a man local to Chester is referred to as "Roger Fuckebythenavele", probably a nickname.Get them to write a reference that you can use or they actively go out and mail a few friends recommending your work. 50-70% of people won’t turn up if you give tickets away to your event. If someone spent €15 there’s a much greater chance they’ll turn up.Or charge higher but the ticket price can be used as a discount for consultancy or training. The Measurement Conference is on hold as I need to work on a pricing model where all the speakers get paid. There are plenty of virtual assistant type services that can email or phone people back and take a booking for your services.There may be a kinship with the Latin futuere (futuo), a verb with almost exactly the same meaning as the English verb "to fuck".