Have you ever wondered why cuss words are bad, while other words with the same meaning are perfectly fine to say in mixed company? I've had this question asked on several different occasions, but I had to find a way of putting them on my family-friendly blog. Well, you can only get asked so many times, so I finally said "F*$% it! I'll let people know why we say these things." The origin behind the words might not be what you thought. You might be surprised by the reasons your mom wanted to wash your mouth out with soap! She might not have been so mad at you if she had read this first! WARNING: Mature topic matter. May not be suitable for all locations. But go ahead and read it anyway! Read more...
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Posted by Jimm - June 27, 2011 at 9:13 am
Categories: History, Trivia Tags: 4 letter words, bad words, cuss words, dirty sayings, dirty words, etymology, four letter words, George Carlin, Hamlet, history of words, ophelia, origins of words, Shakespeare, swear, swear words, swearing, where words get their start