Who first wrote down the f-word?

Yeh fucking well better believe twere a fucking Scott on fucking pandemic lockdown, yeh wan fukkit funling.

In the documentary, Dr Joanna Kopaczyk, a historical linguistics at Glasgow University tells viewers: ‘In the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy, when Kennedy addresses Dunbar, there is the earliest surviving record of the word ‘f***’ in the world.

‘It might never quite make the tourist trail, but here in the National Library we have the first written ‘f***’ in the world. I think that’s something to be proud of’

A spokeswoman for the National Library told The Scotsman: ‘It has long been known that the manuscript contains some strong swearwords that are now common in everyday language, although at the time, they were very much used in good-natured jest’.

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