Anti-swearing law

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Fri Feb 18 12:58:47 UTC 2000

>  Mike writes:
> "Microsoft", "Windows",  and "Bill Gates" are very  high on my list of
> swear words today.  I'm enough of an optimist to believe that those
> words aren't candidates for permanent swearhood: Windows won't go on
> forever, will it?

It disturbs me to think of this as swearing.

Swearing is taking God's name in vain.
"Bill Gates" is a name used in swearing.
Ergo, Bill Gates is God?!

Nope, don't like that at all.


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