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Question #4346 posted on 03/22/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
A lot of the questions asked probably could be answered by the people asking them if they took just a small amount of effort. What do you think about that? Also, where did the word fisticuffs come from?
- The Boy Wonder

A: Dear Robin,

I think the guy who wants us to be more Christlike should take note of this question. When you are asked easily answerable questions, some of which you have answered the week before, you tend to answer rather acerbically. We hold by the rule "Ask a silly question, get a silly answer."

"Fisticuffs" is an alteration of "fist" or "fisty" and "cuff." The words are Old English and "fisticuff" was first recorded in 1605.