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Laurasaur
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Some discussion topics...
Why do different cultures have different swear words?
What makes a word become a swear word?
How do you feel when you swear?
Why do people swear?
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When we're kids we get told they're bad words, so when kids grow up they get unnecessary hype.
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Don't censor words...you'll get a warning.

I'd edit out the word you have in the OP.
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Because we're told form a young age that arbitrary words are 'naughty', but no reason is given. Frequently there's a sexual connotation, but you can't really explain that to a 5 year old, can you?

Personally I'm not offended by swearing, although I generally don't swear myself unless I'm drunk or in a particularly stressful position, such as on Sunday where I nearly fell down a cliff.
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Blame political correctness. People get ever so touchy over every little thing nowadays.
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Why do different cultures have different swear words?
Different cultures have different ways for the individual to express themselves

What makes a word become a swear word?
Perhaps some people use swear words to express a sense of aggression? And so a word becomes a swear word if it expresses aggression or it intensifies what is said...

How do you feel when you swear?
A range of different emotions

Why do people swear?
To express their feelings for the subject in conversation

I might be wrong.
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