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Fri Feb 18 14:00:02 UTC 2000
From: Lynne Murphy <lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK>
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Anti-swearing law
>> "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?!
That would belong to the "Judas priest" family of curses...
What names do we have curses/swear words?
oaths, curses, swears/swearing/swear words, cussing/cusses/cuss
As far as types of swear words, we have:
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