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3 January 2018, 15:41
At what point do words become expletives? Not including blasphemies.
What is the origin of swear words? At what point did words become offensive?
To do with the Norman conquest of England, and when the Normans invaded, the French words became more high-class and the original English words became the swear words we have now.