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Topic: Fakir Festival
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Dec 23, 2008 10:29AM)
Just came accross this on youtube- Some old silent footage from a fakir festival.
Some interesting stuff in there!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_68rGKw9QSM&feature=related
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Dec 23, 2008 12:01PM)
Cool stuff.

I liked how they added the woman to the car, y'know, to make it dangerous.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 23, 2008 12:07PM)
Audience reaction shots were an excellent addition as well.

The iron tongue may have been gaffed though, it was done often. Some charlatans used gaffs while calling themselves fakirs. Todays vernacular of "faker" is based on this.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Dec 23, 2008 12:44PM)
May have been?
Message: Posted by: drwilson (Dec 23, 2008 01:02PM)
From [url=http://www.etymonline.com/]Online Etymology Dictionary[/url]:

fake

attested in London criminal slang as adj. (1775), verb (1812), and noun (1827), but probably older. Likely source is feague "to spruce up by artificial means," from Ger. fegen "polish, sweep," also "to clear out, plunder" in colloquial use. "Much of our early thieves' slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years' War" [Weekley]. Or it may be from L. facere "to do."

Yours,

Paul
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 23, 2008 03:31PM)
Yeah, put "faker" in the same search engine and see what comes up! Lots of words have unkown origins, so we go by what we THINK it may have come from. This is especially true with slang and expletives. I may be wrong, but I read about faker/fakir in school.

The big "S" word "SUPPOSEDLY" came from this story:

Back during days of early transcontinental shipping, manure and waste would be kept in the lower holds of the ships. Being that the lower portion of ships were damp, the offal would ferment and release large pockets of methane gas. A wandering sailor holding an oil lamp would go down to the holds, igniting the methane with the lamps flame. Ka-boom! In order to prevent this occurence from happening again, all manure shipments were marked clearly to "Ship High In Transport" thereby giving us an acronym to use.

Similar to the "F" word... I've heard that it meant "Fornication Under Consent of the King". I highly doubt both, seeing how illiterate common people were hundreds of years ago, let alone to understand acronyms.
Message: Posted by: erikkloeker (Dec 23, 2008 05:16PM)
The F. U. C. K. one is a myth from what I've read.
Message: Posted by: erikkloeker (Dec 23, 2008 05:20PM)
I've always believed it to mean "False Use of Carny Knowledge.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 24, 2008 08:37AM)
Erik just found a way around the profanity filters here at the Café'.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 24, 2008 03:42PM)
S. H. I. T. that's pretty good!
Message: Posted by: Rotten (Dec 24, 2008 05:48PM)
My Father was in law enforcement for 35 years. Retired Major. He was taught it was an old police term originally meaning "Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge." Which is still a crime in some counties. Ya got to be married to do it.

Oh, and great clip. Thanks for sharing!
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Dec 24, 2008 09:07PM)
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On 2008-12-24 18:48, Rotten wrote:
My Father was in law enforcement for 35 years. Retired Major. He was taught it was an old police term originally meaning "Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge." Which is still a crime in some counties. Ya got to be married to do it.[/quote]But what would that even mean? Carnal knowledge is sexual intercourse, and fornication is sexual intercourse between an unmarried couple. So, sexual intercourse between an unmarried couple under sexual intercourse? Does that mean four people stacked up like some kind of horny cord wood?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 25, 2008 09:15AM)
A pile of wood is a f.a.g.g.o.t.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Dec 25, 2008 09:33AM)
Right--four people stacked up like some kind of horny f.a.g.g.o.t.
Message: Posted by: Rotten (Dec 25, 2008 11:27AM)
I think Carnal was implying lustful not sex. So then it would be sex for lustful reasons and not wedded love? I don't know, just what the old man told me.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 25, 2008 11:46AM)
A dork is a whale dick.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 25, 2008 11:47AM)
It's funn, you can't write p.e.n.i.s. but dick is fine. Yeah I know its because it's a name, but still.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Dec 25, 2008 10:42PM)
If a pile of wood is a f.a.g.g.o.t. what is a pile of woodies?

Destiny
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 26, 2008 08:36AM)
A stack of hard on?

A pile of metal to be welded into a billet is called a fagot weld (note the single G).
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Dec 26, 2008 09:48AM)
The bassoon used to be known as a fagotto, or fagotte.

Nowadays, they're tuned to C, not G.
Message: Posted by: markthorold (Dec 27, 2008 05:22AM)
Back to topic...ahem....was the guy doing the rapier pierce Dajo (albeit a young Dajo).
Regards Mark