Posted by ESC on October 13, 2001
In Reply to: F**kin' A What and where? posted by John D. on October 13, 2001
: Where did the phrase F*ckin' A come from and why is it used? Why not F**ckin' B or C etc. This phase is usually used to express enthusiastic approval etc. As in the following example:
: QUESTION --- "Did you have fun at the party last night?"
: ANSWER --- "F*ckin' A !!!!!
There is a book, "The F Word," that might have more details. That book hasn't made its way onto my bookshelf yet. Here's what I found in another source:
f**king-A - adv., adj., interjection & infix. (f**cking + A) origin unknown; perhaps abstracted from a phrase such as "you're f**king A-number-one right!) cf. (around) 1970.(meaning) yes, indeed; absolutely (correct).usually considered vulgar. From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.
: Thanks for your help.