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Profanity

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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

origin of curse words | Antimoon Forum

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Apr 6, 2003 ... Does anyone know the origins of words like "fuck" and "shit" etc? ... The word " crap" comes from the last name of the person who invented the ...

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Nov 28, 2013 ... So that is why when I trip over on my leg and then I swear it hurts less. ... At least we can spell our swear words first time round, though :P.

How does a dirty word get that way? - Slate

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Jun 7, 2007 ... How did fuck and other words get so dirty anyway? They were born that way, for ... Most often, swear words grow less vulgar with time. Back in ...

Ask a grown-up: who invented swearing? | Life and style | The ...

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Apr 19, 2014 ... These words have become naughty because of two things: the intention behind their use (anything can be a swear word if said in the right way ...

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 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 ...

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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 ...

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.

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 ...