Why are swear words swear words?
Who decreeded them as swear words?
Who’s the knob that got on his high horse (coz it HAD to be a man) and declared, ”the following list of words have been decreeded as swear words. You cannot say them, think them, write them or use them in any way shape or form. NEVER use them EVER AGAIN.”
So, what is swearing?
Yes we all use words that are considered ”swear/naughty/bad” words, but who said they were in the first place.
We all know these words are in any dictionary you might pick up. They all mean something. So why are they ”naughty/bad/swear words”?
”Swear words” are commonplace and are just words used to mean normal everyday things.
Piss/pissed – to urinate. Also means annoyed/angry.
Fuck/fucked – the act of sexual intercourse. Also means done for, as in you’re fucked.
Bloody – how is this a swear word? Bloody means when one is bleeding they are bloody. Duh!
Bugger – have no idea why this was a swear word, but then apparently that all changed a couple of years ago with a holden ute ad. Or was it Toyota?
Shit – well, that’s what we do when we empty our bowels. Also means rubbish.
Crap – see above.
And then there’s the ”S” and ”C” words that I will not mention coz even I’m not that crass, but they mean things too. And generally not what they get used for.
Bitch – is another name for a female dog, as is the ”S” word I mentioned above.
Whore – well, not a name one should be using but it’s still an immoral woman.
So these words don’t sound nice, maybe that’s why they were considered ”swear” words. They aren’t nice to use or say, but still why are they swear words.
We raise our children to not use them coz they aren’t ”nice”. Yet we use them ourselves.
I may have to go in search of a language expert to answer that one, but if anyone knows, let the rest of us know.
And if you’ve got any swear words from your neck of the woods, leave them in your replies as long as they’re not disgustingly bad coz then
I’ll just have to delete your posts after making a ”naughty” list for future reference.