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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, ...

The Origin of Swear Words

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Jul 20, 2008 ... There are a lot of swear words in this post, if you feel they might ... The word “crap ” comes from the last name of the person who invented the ...

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 ...

Who decides what words are bad words? - Quora

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They are considered bad words because they shock people. And they shock people because .... When the Normans took over England in 1066, they created a very strong linguistic divide between the upper and lower classes that persisted into ...

Who invented curse words? - Quora

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The person who invented cursing wasn't the first person to say, “Shit!” It was the first person to say, “Hey, you can't say 'shit' here — there are children present!”.

21 amazing forgotten curse words we need to bring back

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Aug 13, 2015 ... A variant of “God's hooks,” this old curse dates back as far as the 17th century, even though it sounds like it was invented for a 1940's Batman ...

The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come ...

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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.

The origin of swear words and why people find them offensive ...

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This is a question I've always wanted to know the answer to. What are the origins of swear words? Who invented them and did they mean ...

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 ...

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 ...