Question : What makes a word a swear? I'm sure I'm "out of it" as the 55-year-old mother of three ages 22, 20 and 17, but I have issues with the word s-u-c-k. Is it a swear? Was it a swear-word at some point but now it isn't? Who decides these things? I finally gave up telling them not to use it, because it now seems to be in common use in magazine articles and movies, but I can see their grandmother cringe when it is used. Should I just be grateful they don't use the f-word or s-word?
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