Swear Words

November 27, 2010
By Averyactor BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Averyactor BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Telekenetics in the audience, please raise my hand." -Mark Twain

We've all heard them, presumably. We all know that they are frowned upon by many people. Why, though?

From the results of one study, as I have heard second- or third-hand from people who I trust, it was concluded that people have an easier time dealing with pain when they swear.

Also, where did swear words come from? I know that "crap came from a man who made major moves to popularize the water closet (an early flush toilet), named Thomas Crapper. I also know where words like "shit" and "fuck" came from. They are acronyms for "ship high in transit" and "fornicate under consent of the king." Why are these topics considered "inappropriate?" What's wrong with "bathroom words?

Pic unrelated, but just to promote some teen artwork that I like and should get more views.

The author's comments:
I just didn't see anything about this while poking about hot topics of the past, and I felt like it was a topic worth discussing.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 6 2014 at 3:43 pm
hippiechild BRONZE, Lakewood, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not because they are perfect, but because they are free. Because they are alive.

Why does it matter if you swear? it doesn't make you an bad person or an unintelligent person. As long as you don't call someone else that.

on Dec. 23 2010 at 1:20 am
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 513 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Valid points, good start, but needs more work. Swear words are everywhere and you can complain all you like, but it won't change anything. Ignore it. The only time you could do anything about it is if it's explicit.    


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