... suggested that this article be split into a new article titled History of swearing. ...
In its older, more literal sense, the term "profanity" refers to "offensive words, ...
Jul 17, 2015 ... At street level and in popular culture, Americans are freer with profanity now than
ever before—or so it might seem to judge by how often people ...
Apr 10, 2013 ... Four-letter words have been around since the days of our forebears—and their
forebears, too. In Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, a book ...
Sep 11, 2013 ... We examine the history of swearing from cavemen to Hollywood: Curses and
expletives and obscenities -- oh, my!
May 23, 2013 ... Melissa Mohr's title, then, is more than just an attention-grabber: the history of
swearing is one of a movement back and forth between the holy ...
May 28, 2013 ... These questions form the basis for Melissa Mohr's new book, Holy Shit: A Brief
History of Swearing. Mohr traces the history of English swearing ...
Dec 9, 2013 ... The action, however, has a much more widespread history — Dutch ... "A Social
History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English." ...
Jul 11, 2012 ... Middleborough, Mass., recently imposed a $20 fine for swearing in public.
Linguist Geoff Nunberg says profanity makes hypocrites of us all.
Jul 29, 2015 ... This video history of swearing on the tube, from New York Magazine's culture site
Vulture.com, shows how cussing has increased through the ...