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Swearing

Should swearing be banned?

What's is swearing?

Definition:

Using a socially taboo word or phrase of a profane, obscene, or insulting character

Wider definition

Are words such as the following swearing?
  • Fffffudge
  • Ssssugar
  • Shite
  • A-hole
  • golly (euphemism not to)

Types

  • abusive swearing
  • cursing
  • profanity
  • swearing for emphasis
  • blasphemy
  • euphemistic swearing
  • insults

Genus

Swearwords are a form of communication

The case for banning swearing

What's wrong with Swearing?

Summary

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

Consistency

Responsibility

Alternatives

What next?

Reference

Sources

Links

  • www.noswearing.com/dictionary
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue ( ncludes ‘brat’, ‘lout’ and ‘nincumpoop’)
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