Is there an official list of curse words

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  1. machomuu
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    I'm just wondering because apparently there is a word I say that is considered a swear by some, and I'm trying to figure out if there's an official list to prove if it is or not.
     


  2. DigitalDeviant

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    I don't know of any, I think what is considered offensive can vary by culture.
     
  3. Ikki

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    There sould be at least a list for curse words in a typical English speaking country.
     
  4. m3rox

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    Why don't we move this to EOF, and start our own list?
     
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    Varying cultures.

    Bitch, Fag, and Bastard in particular have very real meanings.

    Aaaah, George Carlin. You shall forever be remembered for this.

    It was actually expanded into 200 words.
     
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    Well in that case, "dick" is okay to say. Well, maybe not okay, but not a swear/curse. That's really the only word I needed to know.

    Thanks [​IMG].
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I'm guessing this is related to the term "bastard".

    It's mostly a matter of how it's used.
    All about the context.
     
  10. machomuu
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    Well actually the word was "dick". I only say Bastard when referring to the sword.
     
  11. yuyuyup

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  12. ChaosZero816

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    The lists given don't even look like its half-complete.

    And I thought there were 13 swear words.
     
  13. ShadowSoldier

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    There is no "official" list. Obviously there are the main words that are universal I think like f*ck and sh*t. But I don't think there is an actual list. It basically just up to whoever is interpreting it if it's a swear to them or not.
     
  14. SamAsh07

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    Why would there be a list? That too official [​IMG]

    Well as far as I know, none.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    An item you might be looking for is called a profanisaurus. http://www.milkinfirst.com/dictionary/profanisaurus.htm . Sometimes a regular dictionary will have "INF" in there to indicate such a thing but a straight up list might be harder to find.

    As others have said it varies where you go and I would not chance calling a policeman various things.
     
  16. cwstjdenobs

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    I do believe in the UK the only word you can't say on telly is
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    So that means the English, who invented the language, only really count that as a swear word I guess.
     
  17. Sora de Eclaune

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    For reference, here's a swear that won't be on any lists, so keep this one in mind.

    "Your mother is a *BEEEEEEEEP*ing *BEEEEEEEEP* lorem ipsum *BEEEEEEEEP* admitum venium *BEEEEEEEEP* trrraguna *BEEEEEEEEP* hippopotamus *BEEEEEEEEP* republican *BEEEEEEEEP*ing Daniel Radcliffe *BEEEEEEEEP* with a bucket of *BEEEEEEEEP* in a castle far away where no one can hear you *BEEEEEEEEP* soup *BEEEEEEEEP* with a bucket of *BEEEEEEEEP* Mickey Mouse *BEEEEEEEEP* with a stick of dynamite *BEEEEEEEEP* magical *BEEEEEEEEP* alakazam!"
     
  18. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    Profanisaurus sounds like a very pissy dinosaur.
     
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    We have a profanisaurus in our house. I got it for my dad a few Father's Day's ago. It's hilarious.

    Incidentally it's not just TV that takes a dim view of people saying c*nt here in England. Apparantly calling a customer one to their face means you have an 'attitude problem'. Bloody political correctness gone mad.
     
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    I like these [​IMG]