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Profanity - Wikipedia

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Profanity is socially offensive language, which may also be called bad language, strong language, coarse language, foul language, bad words, vulgar language, lewd language, choice words or expletive...

Swear Word Origins - Business Insider

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Dec 9, 2013 ... Sometimes, everyday speech just can't convey your meaning. You need words with a little more oomph — expletives. In fact, Americans swear ...

Swearing: the fascinating history of our favourite four-letter words

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Feb 18, 2014 ... The most commonly-used swear words reveal more about our medieval past than just attitudes towards sex and body parts.

How 7 Popular Curse Words Originated, So You Can Feel Even ...

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Jul 23, 2015 ... Swearing might not always be the most polite thing to do, but there are times when letting out an angry string of obscene, profane syllables ...

The Origin of Swear Words

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Jul 20, 2008 ... The Origin of Swear Words. While reading DM's blog post Reading From The Book Of Fulghum- Maybe (Maybe Not) and the comments I found ...

12 Swear Words In English That Have An Interesting History Behind ...

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Oct 26, 2015 ... According to OED, the versatile swear word originated from certain German words that meant hitting or striking. But the most popular origin ...

Swear words, etymology, and the history of English | OUPblog

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Jul 11, 2015 ... Have you ever noticed that many of our swear words sound very much ... the most basic aspects of life and society often have Germanic origins.

Swear Word History: Where Your Favorite Curses Came From | New ...

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Feb 22, 2014 ... Fuck. Shit. Cunt. Our favourite four-letter words have a fascinating history. Rather than being written in manuscripts by monks, we find them ...

It wasn't all nasty, brutish and short | Times Higher Education (THE)

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Jan 1, 2015 ... ... Anglo-Saxon, and those that were certainly were not swear words. ... are of unknown origin and appeared from the 13th century onwards.

Etymology of the term "curse words" and "swear words" - English ...

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Dec 31, 2011 ... I'm having trouble finding the origin of the terms "curse words" and "swear words" when used as a synonym what many call "bad words" ...

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Swear words, etymology, and the history of English | OxfordWords blog

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Jun 17, 2015 ... Have you ever noticed that many of our curse words sound like German ones but not like French ones? Let's look at the origins of several ...

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

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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 ...

Origins of the 7 Dirty Words - Ranker

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Some of these swear words, the words that George Carlin has told us they can't say on television (although I don't think that's entirely the case anymore), have ...