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CHAT: Swearing // was CHAT: Murgatroyd

From:Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2002, 1:28
I wrote:

> Computer lab is closing. Must go.
Now that it's Sunday morning, I can continue with what I was talking about. It might certainly be fruitful to discuss swearing from a linguistic perspective - I'm wondering how linguists understand swearing, what attributes swear words in different languages have in common, how they differ, etc. I also wonder whether specific words have the same connotations to other people that they do to me, particularly internationally. Every swear word has its particular emotive attachment - I would list them as follows: "shit" - misfortune/disappointment "bloody" - anger/frustration "fuck" - contempt (ask me about "bloody German backpackers" sometime.) Adrian. (btw, I'm in exam revision mode and have basically been using Conlang as a means to relax my brain in between study sessions. I have a Data Mining And Knowledge Discovery exam on Tuesday.)


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>