Well, una di queste riguarda l'origine della parola Fuck. Fornication Under Control of the King. In tempi un pochino puritani, stando alla leggenda, si poteva fornicare esclusivamente sotto il controllo del Re. Per tanto, in quei momenti lì, era obbligo appendere un cartello fuori dalla porta...
Insomma, quale beota potrebbe credere ad una corbelleria simile? Io, Serena, Quadrophenico e Tottoi. Ok. Bye.
P.S. così sono andato su wikipedia, versione inglese. Ed ho trovato questo.
There are several urban-legend fake etymologies postulating an acronymic origin for the word. One legend holds that the word "fuck" came from Irish law. If a couple committing adultery were "Found Under Carnal Knowledge" they would be penalized, with "FUCK" written on the stocks above them to denote the crime. Alternative explanations for "fuck" as an acronym for adultery pin it as "Fornication Under Cardinal/Carnal Knowledge", or "Fornication Under [the] Control/Consent/Command of the King". Another story is that it was written in the log book as "FUCK" when people in the military or navy who had homosexual intercourse were being punished. Variants of this include "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", "For Using Carnal Knowledge", "Felonious Use of Carnal Knowledge", "Fornication Under the Christian King", "Full Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", "False Use of Carnal Knowledge" and "Forced Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", a label supposedly applied to the crime of rape. In some reports, there are tombstones around English cemeteries that had the word fuck engraved in uppercase letters. These referred to those who were put to death for crimes against the state and the church. In another story, a sign reading "Fornication Under Consent of the King" was supposedly placed on signs above houses in medieval Britain during times of population control and was special permission given to knights (droit de seigneur), by their king, when a knight wished to have sex with a woman.
None of these acronyms were ever heard before the 1960s, according to the authoritative lexicographical work, The F-Word, and so are backronyms. In any event, the word "fuck" has been in use for too long for some of these supposed origins to be possible. It should also be noted that acronyms themselves were rare prior to the 20th century.