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Fuck Is that offensive to you Why is the word censored such a taboo word in the English language as opposed to its definition of copulation It would seem to make sense that if a word is offensive its meaning would be twice that Strangely sex is not an offensive word at all and is used frequently in formal conversations and writings Upon questioning not one person could give a concrete answer on why the word offended them they would simply say oh just because and dont use that kind of language in front of you mother Just because is not a valid answer and doesnt explain my question So I started my quest to learn the meaning behind the meaning and angering many librarians in the process The printed history of the word censored was first documented in a poem by Dunbar in 1503 and later documented in 1598 in a slang dictionary as a definition of the word Fottere By the 18th century if printed at all the word would be Fk Than the great writer James Joyce published the word Fuck in his book Ulysses in 1922 nevertheless the word has remained a major taboo in formal writing I then went straight to The Cassell Dictionary of Slang which traced the word censored all the way back to the late 17th century An act of copulation or sex This terms meaning remained just sex until the late 18th century when its term seemed to erratically change to mean anything at all that is negative As the first part of the 20th century rolls around the word evolves quite a bit First its meaning comes to include a person usually a woman for example Shehe was a good censored In 1920 it was inclusive to a despicable person and in 1930 used in comparisons With discovery of films there was a new type of movie called the censored movie Yet the word
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