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13 Things You Didn't Know About Profanity

Ah, yes- everyone's favorite four letter words. Some NSFW language.

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“The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish, and wicked practice, of profane cursing and swearing (a vice heretofore little known in an American Army) is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will, by example, as well as influence, endeavor to check it […] added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense, and character, detests and despises it.“

George Washington, August 3rd 1776




This trend dates back to the Victorian era, when upper-middle class citizens strove to rise into the upper class and therefore tried to make themselves as refined as possible in order to project a more "upper class" image.


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