Should swearing be banned?
What's is swearing?
Using a socially taboo word or phrase of a profane, obscene, or insulting character
Are words such as the following swearing?
- golly (euphemism not to)
- abusive swearing
- swearing for emphasis
- euphemistic swearing
Swearwords are a form of communication
The case for banning swearing
What's wrong with Swearing?
I don't like to hear swearing, I don't swear, I don't see any need for them in shows. But what I hate more is watching a show, and hearing beeps. It ruins the suspense of non-belief.
Additionally its distracting, what did the actor say, and why did someone feel the need to stop me hearing it?
The case against swearing
Censorship is futile
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue ( ncludes ‘brat’, ‘lout’ and ‘nincumpoop’)