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How not to swear!

Sometimes when you want to swear, you shouldn't... like in a job interview or in front of your grandmother! That's why we have words that are not considered offensive that you can substitute into your vocabulary. This isn't B.S., I promise. Watch this freakin' lesson and learn how NOT to swear!
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Hi, feckers. How you doing? Sometimes, you want to say bad words. But sometimes -- just sometimes -- people get angry if you use bad words. I'm going to teach you how not to swear. I'm also going to teach you how to swear. Perfect.

So we have these words in English called curse, swear, or bad words. Okay? These are words that people -- some people -- think are bad. Part of the reason why people believe that they're bad is people who are very religious -- so if you find yourself in the middle of America, which means you're not on the East Coast; you're not on the West Coast; you're kind of in the middle, smack-dab, or if you're in Calgary or Edmonton or some places in Canada where people are really Christian, a lot of them do not like it when you say shit. So you have to choose a different word. I'm here to teach you this.

So damn -- now, damn has the religious background. So damn is like, Damn you all to hell. Damn is a bad word because they're basically going to hell and not going to heaven. So instead of saying damn, people say dang or darn. Darn it! Some people go as far as to say, Rats! My grandmother's favorite, Oh, dash! Now, my grandmother was from Scotland, so I think this is kind of a Scottish translation of damn. People in movies say goddamn. That's pretty bad if you're really religious.

Then, for all the people out there, Oh, my God. It's been shortened now to OMG. Did you know that OMG meant Oh, my God? Did you know that? So this, maybe, I think, is an acceptable way for people to get around saying Oh, my God. I wonder if really devout Christian people like to say OMG. I don't know.

So instead of saying god, all they do is replace it with either gosh or goodness. So instead of saying, Oh, my God, you can say, Oh, my gosh or, Oh, my goodness. For me, personally, I would say these words because I'm not religious. But, like I said, some people get a little bit freaked out if you use bad language. So just to be nice, this is what you're going to do.

Now, at a work place or in a very formal environment, people do not like it when you say swear words. Now, swear words are typical things like fuck, shit, bullshit, bitch, mother fucker, horseshit, son of a bitch. These words are considered bad. These are bad words. Personally, Ronnie loves bad words. Ronnie says bad words all the time. It's hard for me to not say bad words sometimes. So in an environment like my job, I cannot use bad words. If I'm going for a job interview, I don't want to drop the F-bomb: What's the F-bomb? The F-bomb is just the word fuck. People don't like the word fuck. They think it's bad. So they can say, Ronnie dropped the F-bomb in the job interview. We're not giving her a job. Don't say fuck in a job interview unless you're a porn star; say it all you want.

Be Aware of these SWEAR, NOTORIOUS, BAD & Curse words in English | Vocabulary Lesson for Beginners.

Be Aware of these SWEAR, NOTORIOUS, BAD & Curse words in English | Vocabulary Lesson for Beginners. Don't get insulted, exit the conversation or ask people to stop being rude.

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F#*%? An Explanation of Curse Words

An introduction to curse words, why they exist, where they come from, how they function, and why they are, in fact, different from other sorts of words.

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Swearnet founders Trailer Park Boys provide an educational journey through the history of swear words.

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What Cursing Does To Your Body And Brain

On average, Americans curse about five times every waking hour. Swearing has tons of benefits from relieving stress or pain, to helping you bond with your coworkers. Cursing while working out may even give you an extra boost of energy.

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Americans are cursing more today than ever before. In fact, the average American utters 80 to 90 curse words every day. That’s about five curse words every waking hour. And it might not be in vain. Turns out, swearing may help make you live a happier, healthier life in the long-run.

When you stub your toe and holler your favorite dirty, four-letter word, You’re actually doing yourself a favor. Swearing has been known to raise your heart rate, which can help reduce the pain. For example, one study found that people who held their hand in icy water while cursing lasted 50 percent longer than the people who used neutral words — like “wooden” and “flat.”

And if you’re still not convinced that you should curse more, consider this: Swearing could be the key to improving your workouts. Researchers asked people to curse while riding a stationary bike and holding a device that measured handgrip strength. Wouldn’t you know it, participants pedaled faster and gripped stronger while spewing their favorite expletives.  And swearing won’t just help you get more fit, it can also reduce stress and anxiety.

For instance, one study found that swearing helped drivers better cope with their frustration on the road whenever a pedestrian illegally crossed the street. And in fact, this type of emotional relief is so common, it has a name: Lalochezia. Scientists think that this relief is one reason why we’ve evolved to curse in the first place.Because it’s a way for us to express strong emotions — like anger and frustration — without having to throw a punch or act out.

And this method — of choosing words over violence — has other benefits, too. Studies show that people who curse are perceived as more genuine and sincere. And researchers have found that people who can list the most swear words also come across as more honest when they’re measured on a lie scale.

But there’s still one place where cursing is almost always out of the question: Work. But you might have a good excuse to swear there too. Researchers studied a team of workers at a soap factory in New Zealand, and looked at the use of a particular swear word, we'll call it the f-word.

Turns out that using the f-word helped the workers express politeness, alleviate tension, and bond with each other. So, we’re not saying you should curse out your boss, but a little swearing here and there can’t hurt, and sh-t, it may even help.

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How to stop swearing/How to stop cursing/How to avoid bad words. Have you ever been frustrated and wanted to say a bad word? Of course you have! But sometimes, it is inappropriate to use such language. In this video we will show you how to clean up your language and show that you are angry or frustrated without using offensive language. Study English in the USA!

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TRANSCRIPT: So you know when you’re frustrated and you’re having a bad day and you just want to say a really dirty word to make yourself feel better, but the problem is you can’t because there’s a little kid next to you, maybe an elderly person sitting next to you, maybe you’re in school, and you just cannot say a bad word. Well today I’m going to show you how to say those bad words, those curse words, the clean way. So, you can say these words almost anywhere. In fact, if you watch kid’s movies, I guarantee you’ll hear some of these words already. So these are kind of the clean ways of saying words that you probably already know.

Everyone knows the “f” word, and I’m going to show you a way to say the “f” word without actually saying it. So…. right here. Usually you want to say, “That f%$^ing test was so hard!” but you can’t say it because you’re in class and that’s rude. That’s impolite. What you can say is “freaking”. You can say, “That freaking test was so hard! I hate it!” or you can say, “The freaking weather in Chicago is too cold!” And it’s fine. People understand you. You are not cursing, but you are showing that you’re angry somewhat. Another way if you just want to say the “f “ word, if you hurt your hand or your leg and you want to say “F%$^&!” You can say, “Fudge!” Just like the chocolate, “Fudge”. And people understand that you cannot say the “f” word.

Next, “damn”. Damn isn’t as bad as the “f” word, but if there are some children around you and don’t want to say it you can say “Darn” or “Dang”. So next time you want to say “damn”, just practice a new word and say “Darn” or “Dang” instead.

Next, a very famous English phrase that I’ve heard many many people use “WTF”. Now, of course you can just say “WTF” if you want to say that. But if you want to say “What the %^#$%^” you can also say “What the heck?” Now this is a variation from what the hell, but what the hell is also kind of bad. It is also kind of a bad word. So you can say “What the heck” if you do not know what is going on in a situation. “What the heck is going to be on this test tomorrow?”

The next one is another really bad word, as you can see I didn’t want to write it. It starts with an “s” and ends with a “t”. Well, if you want to say that word, but you cannot, you can just say, “shoot”. Now shoot we usually say when something bad happens. For example, “I got a 25% on my test. Shoot!”

The next one is a little bit more aggressive. You say this to people you don’t like. now you can say shut the #$%# up,” bad word right there, or you can say “Shut the heck up”. Now that’s a cleaner way to say a dirty word, right? It’s a cleaner way to be aggressive or explicit if there’s little kids around, right?

The next one is more of an insult, right? This one is pretty strong. You can say “Son of a gun” instead of “Son of a $%^”. I’ll let you figure out that last word for yourself. That’s your homework. You can say, “That guy… man, he’s a real son of a gun.” And that means that he is mean, or you do not like him or you think that he is a bad person or something like that.

And the last one, this last one is really fun. It’s just “bleep.” Now this is the sound that you hear in movies when they curse and it’s on TV and they “bleep”. They make a bleep noise, so you cannot hear the bad word. You can use this for any bad word at all. For example, “Bleep that bleepin’ bleep right there!” What did I say? You probably know what I wanted to say, but I could not say it. So the next time you want to say a curse word practice saying “Bleep!” and that way you know that you are censoring yourself. You’re cleaning your language yourself.

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