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Curse Words

Where The F**k Did Cussing Come From?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts

You’re running late, you’re out the door, you’re sitting in traffic, and some *** **** has the nerve to swerve into your lane, forcing you to sl...

No S**t! People Who Swear Have Bigger Vocabularies

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Would you argue that some people use curse words as a crutch? You might wanna watch your mouth... and then give them a quick briefing on feminism. "Th...

A Crash Course on Mormon Cursing

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.14.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

My parents moved us to Utah when I was ten, and there I became so used to the Mormon habit of not swearing that even into my twenties when I was in graduate school, I struggled with books and movies that I was required to watch/read for my studies that had bad language in them.

Claire McCaskill Says She Had A Cursing Problem Early In Her Career

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

Cursing was one way Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to fit in when she worked in a male-dominated environment when she was younger. “I had a pro...

Which Curse Words Are Popular In Your State? Find Out From These Maps.

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology

We live in a country of swearers. We swear at work, as well as home. Our politicians have dirty mouths too. Studies have even shown that cursing can r...

17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Simply Funny Today

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear word you heard on the street? Although the obvious fo...

Why I'll Never Write The F-Word

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I've written hundreds of thousands of words during the past 50 years, but I've never written the f-word. I don't need the word to communicate effectively or to get published. The English language is rich with so many other delightful, juicy, descriptive, and provocative words.

Two (Non-Curse) Words I Can't Stand Hearing My Kids Say

David Lesser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

These are the kinds of words I want to excise from my kids' vocabularies, or at least severely limit, whether or not anyone else hears them.

21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

In 1939, Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable, ended "Gone With The Wind" with the world's most famous dismissive zinger: "Frankly, my dear, I don't gi...

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

'When It Comes To Profanity I Lead A Double Life'

Roz Warren | Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When it comes to profanity, I lead a double life. On the job, I'm the perfect lady Mom raised me to be. But inside my own head, and in my own home, and with my close friends, I'm Lenny Bruce.

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

13 Palabrotas That Don't Mean S#*@ In English

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2013 | Latino Voices

As anyone who speaks more than one language knows, words don't always translate precisely. In Spanish that's particularly true of curse words. ...

WATCH: Woman Thrown In Jail For Cursing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.02.2013 | Crime

The worst punishment most children endure for cursing is getting their mouths washed out with soap. For LaRue Ford, a 49-year-old woman, the punishmen...

Can I Stop Swearing Before My Daughter Is Born?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Jessica Grose for Slate I didn’t really think anything about about my frequent, enthusiastic swearing until I got pregnant. But then, ...

Asshole Rising

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books
Stuart Whatley

Never was a word that you're not supposed to say naturalized in such a way.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Hurt Me

Eva Glettner | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

The Olympic Committee did the right thing by ejecting Michel Morganella.

It Might Help If You Curse A Little More At Work

Wall Street Journal | Joann S. Lublin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

Carol Bartz, fired as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.20% last September, wishes she did one thing differently during her troubled tenure. "I...

Study: Cursing Is Good For Your Health

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

*#&$^%!!!! It sometimes seems dropping an F-bomb just makes you feel better -- and now there's proof. A study concluded that there really are feelings...

What The Talmud Says About Kobe Bryant's Foul Language

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

The Talmudic sages had little tolerance for demeaning, vulgar speech. As the world continues to evolve and progress, let us remember that the ability to speak is a God given miracle.

WATCH: Taylor Momsen Unleashes Go-To Curse Words

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Little J has a big mouth. In an interview with Popdust, Momsen dispelled rumors, cleared up the good girl/bad girl debate, and shared her favorite cur...

F***ing up the Charts: on F-Words and Music

Eric Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Williams

I appreciate the occasional well-meaning attempts to find sanitized alternative terms that preserve some of the flavor of the old standards, but sometimes there's just no replacement for le f-mot juste.

The F**king Party Celebrates Creative Cursewords (PHOTOS)

Huff Post Citizen Reporting | William Winner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Kid Sista, a brand new Web-Marketing LLC founded by Matt O'Rourke and Ale Lariu, held their debut event last night, "The F**king Party", at Royale, th...

Cursing In Tyler Texas, a Grievous Offense?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

Maybe the angry father has his own big issues that bother him, but he would do better teaching his children about justice and loving one's neighbor instead of making curse words the enemy.