'been thinking lately, what really are curse words. When i say 'curse words' I don't mean those ones witches purportedly place on people.
Some of the language used sometimes on this forum falls into what I think/thought constitutes curse words and therefore inappropriate.
Over here in africa, we have words that are more or less 'gutter language' too but of course they are not english language. What some of our youth do is to emulate and practise what they see and hear on the television.
For instance, I used to think the word or the exclamation - 'Shit!' could be used without batting an eyelid anywhere and anytime. But the inappropriateness was only brought to my notice only recently.
I thought 'shit' is not like 'F-you know what-k. :$How wrong I was.
So could you guys help out.
And you know what? It seems to be an american phenomena(i.e made popular amongst english speaking countries of the world) - personal opinion. I stand to be corrected.:?: