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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profanity

History. The history of curse words and profanity was part of spoken words in medieval era. The word fuck was used in English in the fifteenth century, though the usage in earlier times of 13th century was not with abusive intent. The word shit is the oldest of words in use with early references found in German and Scandinavian languages.

www.salon.com/2013/05/11/the_modern_history_of_swearing_where_all_the_dirtiest...

(Imgorthand via iStock) The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from As society evolves, so do our curse words. Here's how some of the most famous ones developed -- and a ...

newrepublic.com/article/116713/swear-word-history-where-your-favorite-curses-came

Swearing: The Fascinating History of Our Favorite Four-Letter Words. By Kate Wiles. February 23, 2014 Add to Pocket. Subscribe. Fuck. Shit. Cunt. Our favourite four-letter words have a fascinating ...

www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/damn-your-blood-swearing-in-early-modern...

Swearing – solemn or profane – was a religious issue: an oath called on God to guarantee the truth of a statement, just as profane swearing took God’s name in vain. Swearing supposedly ran along the lines of social status and gender. And swearing was always something of a performance.

www.wuwm.com/post/brief-history-swearing

Milwaukee native Melissa Mohr discusses the nature of curse words in her new book, Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing. According to Mohr, the act of swearing can be both an emotionally and ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/23/holy-shit-history-swearing-mohr

Melissa Mohr's title, then, is more than just an attention-grabber: the history of swearing is one of a movement back and forth between the holy and the shit. At different times in the history of ...

mashable.com/2017/03/25/origin-of-swear-words

To trace the history of this word, you have to break it down into its component parts first. We know where "shit" comes from, so it's time to explore when "bull" first started to take on more ...

www.amazon.com/Holy-Sh-Brief-History-Swearing/dp/019049168X

But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo.

www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/feck-a-history-of-swearing-from-the-very...

Feck! A history of swearing from the very first F to the 21st C The author of Holy Sh*t, A Brief History of Swearing explains how swearing has evolved from Ancient Rome and Biblical times to today ...

www.npr.org/2012/07/24/156623763/swearing-a-long-and-history

Swearing: A Long And #%@&$ History Middleborough, Mass., recently imposed a $20 fine for swearing in public. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says profanity makes hypocrites of us all.