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    Where and how did our English swear words come about; what is the origination of them?

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    Default Re: How did swear words come about.

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    Where and how did our English swear words come about; what is the origination of them?
    I think the first utterance of this kind occurred immediately after someone hit his own thumb with a hammer. :wink:

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    Sex, the toilet and religion are the sources for most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Sex, the toilet and religion are the sources for most.
    Me thinks you be missing a comma somewhere there :D

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    AndI usually use the Oxford comma.

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