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Swear Words

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

When It Comes to Crime Novels and Profanity I Say WTF (Why The Fuss)?

Christina Larmer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Christina Larmer

I write crime novels for a living and every now and then I get an irate review on Amazon or Apple from a reader outraged by the presence of offensive ...

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...

Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Look, in the long run, "f*ck" is but a word. Is it a word that I'd prefer my kids not go around screaming? Yes. But it's only bad because we've been conditioned to get so worked up about swearing.

Putin's On A Roll: Russia's Latest Law Bans Swear Words At Cultural Events

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.06.2014 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on Monday that bans swear words in any art, cultural, or entertainment events. CNN reports that the reg...

The 8 Best Reasons For Swearing

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A really good friend of mine, a well-respected lawyer, in his late fifties, was late for his daughter's swim meet. Tense and a little bit lost, he realized he was heading in the wrong direction, so he pulled into a parking lot to turn the car around. As he drove out into traffic, he cut off another driver.

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...

Putting the "F" Word in Its Place

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy
Eliot Daley

I've come to the conclusion that, with few exceptions, stand-up comics who use the "F" word are simply lazy and untalented. I don't reach that conclusion as a prude. I'll go on to describe some pretty good occasions to use it.

'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.

Dadmissions: Your Line in the Sand

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

We don't use swear words around the kids. Thank god the kids don't know the "c" word. It is synonymous with other c-words like crass and classless and was used by The Onion on Twitter to describe 9- year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

Go Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap!

Gertrude Joseph | Posted 09.02.2012 | Teen
Gertrude Joseph

Have you ever considered using swear words in an actual paper that's graded by a teacher? There is a fine line between using language to be crude and using language to convey passion.

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...