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  • The Origins of Profanity

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-dare...ity-1437168515


  • #2
    Haven't had a good swive in ages.

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    • #3
      String:
      When I was a kid, I lived in Alabama, went to school there for 7 years..it was a Christian school.
      Anyway, we had a teacher named Tuggle who told us when I was in the 4th grade that words like gee, golly, gosh, and heck were just as 'bad' as fuck, asshole, and shitbird. Why ? Because these words came close to taking the 'Lord's' name in vain ( Gee is close to Jesus...gosh is close to God and heck to hell)..
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      • #4
        https://www.marxists.org/history/fra.../1790/pope.htm

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
          String:
          When I was a kid, I lived in Alabama, went to school there for 7 years..it was a Christian school.
          Anyway, we had a teacher named Tuggle who told us when I was in the 3rd grade that words like gee, golly, gosh, and heck were just as 'bad' as fuck, asshole, and shitbird. Why ? Because these words came close to taking the 'Lord's' name in vain ( Gee is close to Jesus...gosh is close to God and heck to hell)..
          As a young scamp in Belfast you were not allowed outside to play football, make loud noises or generally be a child on Sunday. They even chained the swings up in the playground on a Sunday. But they couldn't keep us of the slides!
          Just as matter of respect I don't swear in front of ladies of the opposite sex and the clergy. Old fashioned I know.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by String View Post
            Just as matter of respect I don't swear in front of ladies of the opposite sex
            What about ladies of the same sex? (I've known a few.)
            Kind regards, Sam Flynn

            "Suche Nullen"
            (F. Nietzsche)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
              Anyway, we had a teacher named Tuggle
              ... everyone should have a teacher named Tuggle! The fact that I didn't somehow makes me feel slightly deprived
              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

              "Suche Nullen"
              (F. Nietzsche)

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              • #8
                Gareth;
                You can have 'im then, amigo.


                From 1964
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                • #9
                  Whoa, whoa, whoa he's a lady.

                  Hello Gareth. Was it Cicero who observed of Caesar that, "He is every woman's man--and every man's woman"? (heh-heh)

                  Cheers.
                  LC

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                  • #10
                    Hi Lynn

                    Re the Tuggle you found : maybe he was the grandson of How's teacher.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                      You can have 'im then, amigo.
                      Lovely photos, How. Mighty fine looking people, yourself included.
                      Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                      "Suche Nullen"
                      (F. Nietzsche)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
                        Hello Gareth. Was it Cicero who observed of Caesar that, "He is every woman's man--and every man's woman"?
                        Bloodnok: You know that saying, "Csar's wife is above all suspicion"?

                        Seagoon: Yes?

                        Bloodnok: Well, I put an end to all that!
                        Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                        "Suche Nullen"
                        (F. Nietzsche)

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                        • #13
                          Sorry How, I thought that was Lynn who posted that.

                          So this is you in 1964?

                          Incredible.

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                          • #14
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHavmqC_ZAs

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                              Gareth;
                              You can have 'im then, amigo.


                              From 1964
                              Wally: Gee Mom, Dad was hard on the Beaver last night!
                              SPERO IN DEO

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