derivation of "fun"


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Posted by Cricket on 01/18/02 - 02:06:41
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Greetings!
So, the old O.E.D. is hedging on your question, saying: PERHAPS a derivation of "fon"...

"Fon" -- ..."to be or become foolish or infatuated" -- 1570.
trans:  "to befool" -- 1460

fee fi fo fum --
fun?
"shirley shirley bo birley..."
(uh-oh --
bedtime!)

C
 


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