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... 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, ...

How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity - WSJ


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 ...

Nine Things You Probably Didn't Know About Swear Words | TIME ...


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 ...

The Making of the F-Bomb: Why Do We Curse? : Discovery News


Sep 11, 2013 ... We examine the history of swearing from cavemen to Hollywood: Curses and expletives and obscenities -- oh, my!

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr – review ...


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 ...

Why we started swearing | Prospect Magazine


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 ...

The Historical Origins Of 6 Swear Words - Business Insider


Dec 9, 2013 ... The action, however, has a much more widespread history — Dutch ... "A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English." ...

Swearing: A Long And #%@&$ History : NPR


Jul 11, 2012 ... Middleborough, Mass., recently imposed a $20 fine for swearing in public. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says profanity makes hypocrites of us all.

This History Of Swearing On TV Is Obscenely Fun - Huffington Post


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 ...

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Q: The Most Profanity-Laced Video Game in History is ... a Wii Game?
A: You always have to admire a publisher who sees a need and fills it. For example, SEGA heard people complaining that the Wii didn't have enough games for adults ... Read More »
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Q: How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie? American...
A: For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frigh... Read More »
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Q: Ochus or Nothus) of profane history, the son of Artaxerxes Longi...
A: king here meant was Darius III. (Codomannus), the antagonist of Alexander the Great (B.C. 336-331). Read More »
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The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come ...


May 11, 2013 ... And Julian Sharman, whose 1884 “Cursory History of Swearing” does not include any obscene words, attacks bloody for several pages.

Amazon.com: Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing ...


Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders ...