Question: How Many Swear Words Are There?

How many swear words are there in English?

Lapham’s Quarterly—the literary magazine established in 2007 by former Harper’s editor Lewis Lapham—has published a wonderful, pithy timeline of the filthiest words in the English language, from 1200 to 2014, as cited by the Oxford English Dictionary..

What is the baddest swear word?

Just once. “Cunt.” It’s a tough, clipped, harsh word with hard sounds; two consonants and a guttural stop. It’s powerful, sounding almost like an assault.

What are swear words?

A swear word is a word or phrase that’s generally considered blasphemous, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive. These are also called bad words, obscenities, expletives, dirty words, profanities, and four-letter words. The act of using a swear word is known as swearing or cursing.

Which country swears the most?

But the ones that most likely swear the most is the USA, Russia, and Ireland.