May 14, 2008

Feckless and Ruthless

When's the last time you saw feck or ruth used in a sentence? In fact, do you know what they mean?

Posted by Charles Austin at May 14, 2008 03:13 PM

If your library has any audio tapes by Professor Elliot Engel (popular lectures on literature, mostly), check them out.

He delights in saying that writer X's father was feckless, 'meaning of course that he had no feck whatsoever'.

Posted by: old maltese at 12:15 PM

You might like this article.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:35 PM

we use 'feck' all the time, havn't you watched father ted? it's a less naughty 'fuck', used in all but the sexual sense. you can't be fecking your wife. in ireland, bytheway.

Posted by: - at 06:00 AM

Yes, I know about Father Ted. I thought about specifically mentioning that I wasn't asking about slang and swearing, but I thought I didn't need to.

Posted by: charles austin at 11:56 AM

With apology to Burns:

"Charles Austin is the feck o' my life"

Posted by: BJ Monte at 09:31 AM