To my expropriating friend,
You have opined about the unkempt nature of your recent communications, announcing that you will start using the word feck.
Now, if you wanted to talk about you being feckful (I think we reserve feckless2 for those promoting “solutions” which are, in ‘effect’ [you liked that bit of word play, didn’t you?] little more than opportunities to co-op energies that might otherwise actually produce change… ) we could talk about how full of feck you were (though I don’t know how we actually measure feck – perhaps a fecking meter – would we find one of those in Old Eire?).
But feck, as a minced oath (you will want to read this 3 amounts to what the ultrablue might argue is cultural appropriation (as you no doubt understand based on your intent to expropriate), and that would be potentially damning in a political melee where the critical play is choosing sides!
All I can recommend is what is suggested to be the lesson of the friars of Cambridgeshire:
- “Fuck | Origin and Meaning of Fuck by Online Etymology Dictionary.” Accessed July 25, 2018. https://www.etymonline.com/word/fuck.
- “Feckless | Search Online Etymology Dictionary.” Accessed July 25, 2018. https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=Feckless.
- “The Meanings and Origins of ‘Feck.’” Sentence First (blog), September 12, 2012. https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/the-meanings-and-origins-of-feck/.
- Wikisource contributors, “Flen flyys,” Wikisource , https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Flen_flyys&oldid=5505853 (accessed July 25, 2018).