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    #1

    slang ....

    • hey
    • gosh
    • gee

    1) Are the above expression slang which are not impolite?

    2) Is damn an abusive/dirty language?

    3) What are the differences between :
    • abusive/dirty language
    • abusive/dirty words


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    #2

    Re: slang ....

    "Hey" is slang. It can be impolite if used to address someone you do not know. On the other hand, it can be a form of "Hello" among friends.

    Gosh and gee are euphemisms to avoid saying "God" or "Jesus." They are generally not considered impolite, but they are slangish.

    "Damn" is a mild "swear" word. I wouldn't want my small child saying it, but it is heard on broadcast TV.

    Dirty language and dirty words are basically the same thing.

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