The World’s Worst Swear Words: Chapter 3

Swearing based on sexual activity

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How a culture swears reveals a lot about its taboos. The Romans, despite running a vast multi-ethnic and multi-religious empire, cursed primarily based on sex and the sexual organs: cunnus (cunt), futuo (fuck), mentula (cock), verpa (erect or circumcised cock), landica (clitoris), culus (arse), pedico (bugger), caco (shit), fello

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