Who invented swear words?

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So this is my question today….who’s idea was it to invent swear words anyway?

I have been thinking about this for awhile and I just have to post it and get it out there. God did not invent swear words as they are not printed in the 10 commandments or in the bible. I know it says not to take the Lord’s name in vain, so I get that one.

This is my argument. Who was thinking they were so high and mighty that they got to decide what people were allowed and not allowed to say? Isn’t any word, said in a vain context a swear word?
So I can talk about Jesus, God, and Hell in everyday conversation and it is OK but once I add that “tone,” you know the one, then it is considered a bad word.  OK I get that, I am pissed off and I say something loud and mad so it is not meant to be respectful. Well…isn’t it the same for darn, dang and freaking? I can say those words every day in any conversation but once I say them in that same “tone” should it not be considered a swear word too?

I think that we should teach our kids how to react to different situations and not worry so stinking much about what word they are using because any word used in a pissed off situation is a BAD word! I say “swear words,” I do, I am not going to deny it. When I say them I do not feel guilty because really…any word I blurt out is going to be taken in a negative way anyway.

 Now I am just trying to teach myself to not freak out and blurt out any word in that state, not just the swear words. If I am mad and I blurt out any word in vain I really do not believe I am gong to Hell because I said a “swear word!” Just my opinion!

Thanks for FREAKING listening today!

Tawna 

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6 thoughts on “Who invented swear words?

  1. You've gotta admit, there are some moments that a curse word is the only word that fits the situation.I do agree that it is best to try and teach kids to choose better words for when they are angry. I find that if I say a completely ridiculous word like 'fiddle faddle', it makes me laugh and then I am not angry anymore.

  2. No only "who created swear words" but who decided that they were swear words? Hell is a place and a bad one at that so I can see how it's a swear word but how did the word ass, which is an animal become a swear word?
    Martha

  3. Very good point!

    Thanks for following btw… and for reminding me to head over to the hop lol.

  4. I completely agree! We aren't big cussers. My dad told me a long time ago that cussing was the sign of a lack of vocabulary. So I always made a conscience effort not to cuss. Bad words do slip out but like you said, it's when I'm mad and I say other words when I'm mad and to me they are equally bad because they were said in anger. Great post!

  5. Haha, you're right! I swear a lot and I'm trying to cut back, but you raise a great question…how did these words come to be?

    Do you mind if I share this on my FB fan page? Let me know if you do and I'll take it down. Thanks!

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