Profanity, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "an offensive word" or "offensive
language". It is also called bad language, strong language, coarse language, foul
language, bad wor...
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 ...
Feb 18, 2014 ... The most commonly-used swear words reveal more about our medieval past
than just attitudes towards sex and body parts.
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 ...
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.
May 11, 2013 ... As society evolves, so do our curse words. Here's how some of the most famous
ones developed -- and a few new ones.
Jul 20, 2008 ... There are a lot of swear words in this post, if you feel they might pollute ... 1,000
years ago and can be traced back to Old Norse origin 'skíta'.
No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. ... of Scotland, the 9 of
diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure. curse (v.) ...
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" ...
Swear words have existed in the English language since the days of our
forebears – and their forebears, too.