The 11th edition of the Meriam-Webster Dictionary was published this week and among all of the new words and phrases added (such as sexting, life coach) is the term “f-bomb.” That’s all fine and good but what is really interesting is in the research to discover the origin of the phrase, editors were able to trace it back to a 1988 Newsday article which quotes Gary Carter:
Carter said he has been thrown out only twice in the majors, both times by Eric Gregg. “That was when I used to use the F-bomb.”
So, the man who avoided cursing now goes down in history as the man who created a word describing a curse.
More info on this can be found here.