goD almighty jeSus why do we swear?
May 19, 2014 10:15 AM Subscribe
How did 'god' and 'jesus' and presumably other religious names and figures become integral components of our anger and cursing expressions?
posted by peacay to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Has it always been this way or is it more of a culture/region/fashion phenomenon where such usage goes in and out of favour over time? Are there any languages or societies where these religious names aren't used as part of the swearing and exclamatory vocabulary?