The Artful Debauchery of Curse Words

Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2018 06:30 pm

What's your favorite curse/swear words
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 01:29 am
We have a dictionary dedicated to such.


Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 02:06 am
I see your picture on the cover. Is this spam?
Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 03:11 am
That's my avatar. It's Roger Mellie a character in Viz Comic.

I read Viz, but I don't have anything to do with it. Not only that, it's very successful, with TV and film spin offs, they don't need to spam somewhere like this.

Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 03:23 am
Should'a known that wasn't really you.
Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 03:49 am
Apparently he's based on a real person, a presenter of local news in the North East who inadvertently swore a few times live on air.

That's why the profanisaurus, which is now in it's 7th or 8th edition, is accredited to Roger. Readers of Viz write in with their own profane words and phrases, the good ones get published in the comic, and then make the next edition.
Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 11:40 am
izzythepush wrote:
a presenter of local news in the North East who inadvertently swore a few times live on air.

I actually heard the ITV guy in the studio whose mic had been left on, on the evening of the day when Lady Diana got killed, say "Say what you like about her, she had a nice pair of Bristols". They were showing a picture on screen of her in a low cut dress.

Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2018 11:44 am
He must have been one of the last people to use it. It was all the rage back in the 70s when people couldn't say tits.

For our American friends, it's rhyming slang, Bristol City- titties.

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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2018 01:34 am
Malcolm Tucker is the unrivalled master of the swear word.

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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2018 08:22 am
From the 1970s until early in this century, there was a magazine entitled Maledicta, dedicated to what was described as "verbal aggression." It was quite the scholarly affair, too. Naturally, even though the magazine is no longer published, they have a web site.
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