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Synonyms for swearing

Synonyms for swearing

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)


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Many utterances that constitute swearing are subject to serve lexical, phrasal, and syntactic constraints which suggest that most swearing qualifies as formulaic language.
"Twizpipe mirrors the humorous element of swearing and is fun to say, whereas fouch is harsh-sounding and concise, similar to the existing four-letter swear word." Volunteers were invited to test the new words, along with a traditional swear word and a control word while their hands were submerged in an ice water bath that tested their pain tolerance and threshold.
The swearing ceremony is held as part of the state anti-corruption program, which aims to implement the president's order on implementation of the counter-corruption law of Uzbekistan, a representative of the Interior Ministry of Uzbekistan said.
"Swearing plays numerous roles in helping us communicate, manage and understand our emotions," says British research scientist Emma Byrne, who recently met me in London for tea, scones and a side of four-letter words.
Of course, he told the rest of the class what he'd heard and a lot more swearing ensued.
ADRIAN HOGG welcomes the move: DON'T get me wrong, there are times when swearing in a pub is perfectly understandable...
However, closer examination revealed that swearing did not have an effect on heart rate, suggesting another reason for this sudden increase in strength.
In both experiments swearing rudely led to significant improvements in performance compared with uttering "neutral" words.
Dr Richard Stephens, from the University of Keele, who led both teams, said: "We know from our earlier research that swearing makes people more able to tolerate pain.
Dr Richard Stephens, from the University of Keele, who led both teams, said: "Quite why it is that swearing has these effects on strength and pain tolerance remains to be discovered.
SWEARING can give your muscle strength and stamina a boost, psychologists claim.
Don't get me wrong, I don't denounce swearing at all.
"I'd done my shopping there the previous week, and when I went in a member of staff told me I was barred for swearing at staff but I could finish doing my shopping that night.
A Pennsylvania judge forbade a Muslim woman from swearing on the Quran before taking the witness stand in a custody dispute.
Bad Language THE language of the young is without doubt unique Without swearing some could not communicate or speak Was it mother or father they first heard swear Or was it grandad in his rocking chair Young women can swear just as good as men Choice language I cannot write with my pen Some are lead to believe that swearing is clever But there is no excuse whatsoever There is a time and place for a swear word But in general by the public it should not be heard Most of us swear more than we ought We should all give our language a little more thought.