How did the act of using vulgarity get these unusual terms?

  1. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    How did the act of using vulgarity get these unusual terms?

    "Profanity" - meaning something profane to the divine
    "Swearing" - stemming from the word "swear", which means vouching truth of a situation or promise
    "Cursing" - meaning to cast a negative fate upon an individual or object
    "Bless out" - stemming from the concept of giving a blessing upon an individual or event.

    I find these terms humorous, and perhaps contradictory. In the case of "profanity" - the name of the Norse goddess, Friggi, was turned into a vulgar word ("Frick" and "f*ck") only by those that didn't even believe in Her divinity. So, how did these terms for using vulgarity evolve?

  2. Lee Lee 513 profile image61
    Lee Lee 513posted 4 years ago

    I don't know the answer but I like the question. It also always makes me wonder, when the Bible was written, what words in Hebrew were profanity and/or it said don't curse which I guess was damming someone.

 
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