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The Bad Words vs. The Good Words

How did our parents explain what made certain words “bad” other than just telling us we shouldn’t say them? What exactly makes a word “bad”? I don’t know how we arrived at our socially agreed upon constructs that classified certain words as bad. We seemed to be offended by slang terms for some of our body parts and natural bodily functions. Organized religion certainly played a part in trying to keep God’s name sacred.

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