Why are people particularly interested in the etymology of curse words? What makes the whole acronym myth of Fuck or the Crapper thing so much more interesting than say, knowing that “yacht” comes from the Dutch word for hunter? Are people only philologists when they are sitting on the Crapper?
I have to say I would rather watch Susie Dent’s Guide To Swearing (YouTube) for visual and non-hyped content
I’ll probably watch it to see where they’re going with it, but it seems too much like Cards Against Humanity, an excuse to titter like children at naughty words with no deeper meaning.
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