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American swearing (Credit: Credit: Tim Coggin/Alamy Stock Photo)

American swearing (Credit: Credit: Tim Coggin/Alamy Stock Photo)

Is “bloody” really a swear word? | Everything I Know about the UK... I Learned from the BBC

Is “bloody” really a swear word?

Is “bloody” really a swear word? | Everything I Know about the UK... I Learned from the BBC

When Australians went to the Western Front, language failed them. So they invented slanguage: a mix of slang, French words and creative swearing that, among other things, gave us the word "Aussie".

When Australians went to the Western Front, language failed them. So they invented slanguage: a mix of slang, French words and creative swearing that, among other things, gave us the word "Aussie".

Barry Priori from Deaf Can Do is giving swearing sessions at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Barry Priori from Deaf Can Do is giving swearing sessions at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Tra la la: His stand came a week after it was revealed the city's councillors were trying to outlaw swearing in the streets around the revamped docklands where the theatre is

Comedian defies Salford's swearing ban by getting audience to curse

Tra la la: His stand came a week after it was revealed the city's councillors were trying to outlaw swearing in the streets around the revamped docklands where the theatre is

When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic This is a big f*** deal!  In 2003, Bono dropped the F-bomb while accepting a Golden Globe, prompting nation-wide debate.  A town in Massachusetts leavens $20 fines on swearing in public.

When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic This is a big f*** deal! In 2003, Bono dropped the F-bomb while accepting a Golden Globe, prompting nation-wide debate. A town in Massachusetts leavens $20 fines on swearing in public.

In most languages there are taboo words or expressions which, though considered to be inappropriate in many situations, are omnipresent and used by all groups in a society. Swearing is very fascinating for all who are interested in linguistics and society, and because it is so little understood, it is still a social taboo. Used as... View Article

In most languages there are taboo words or expressions which, though considered to be inappropriate in many situations, are omnipresent and used by all groups in a society. Swearing is very fascinating for all who are interested in linguistics and society, and because it is so little understood, it is still a social taboo. Used as... View Article

Strange English Signs in Japan | Japan Blog - Tokyo Osaka Nagoya Kyoto

Strange English Signs in Japan | Japan Blog - Tokyo Osaka Nagoya Kyoto

What makes swear words so offensive? It’s not their meaning or even their sound. Is language itself a red herring here?

What makes swear words so offensive? It’s not their meaning or even their sound. Is language itself a red herring here?

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