hm, I'm quite the opposite of the author. I curse all the damn time. I managed a heliport when I was in my early 20s. being around the pilots, off-shore workers, and mechanics all the time, and being a general Social Sponge, I definitely picked up their habit of liberally using profanity. in fact, during my linguistics studies in high school and at college, I wrote numerous papers on profanity and its application to and importance in society. however, I never looked at it from a syllabic perspective. I wonder if multiple syllables are more "acceptable" because they sound more advanced -- like saying "I hate that" versus "I abhor that", or "mad" versus "angry" versus "livid" versus "infuriated". this is something I'm going to look more into.
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Hi, Potato! Today, I’m going to teach you about curse words (because really, that’s the most fun part about learning new languages–right? Right? :D)
This all started when I was using my Wechat to talk to my roommate, and I ended up downloading the pack of alpaca-themed stickers (because alpacas are… 597 more words