By Poorna Shetty
Swear words have been around since time immemorial (simply read a passage of Chaucer to turn the air blue). But, rather than an expression of anger, contemporary swearing seems to be
by Prunella de Pedant
Once upon a time, not too very long ago, one would not dare use the "F" word or the "S" word. I did not even know what the "C" word was. For shame, now these words are used all too often and - quite frankly - I am getting a little tired of such cussing from men or women. Have you noticed how I didn't use gentlemen and gentlewomen as I spoke of this matter? It is for a very good reason.