Archive for the ‘Bad words’ Category

Oxford Researchers List Top 10 Most Annoying Phrases

November 9, 2008
By John Scott Lewinski EmailNovember 07, 2008 | 5:59:17 AM

ExeterscarfNot all University of Oxford researchers are uptight and humorless, “irregardless” of what you might think. In fact, a bunch of them compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Irritating Expressions in the English language — just because we needed one. (more…)

“Up in this bitch”

October 26, 2008

Top 5 Disney Controversies

October 14, 2008

By Tyler Esposito

Over the years (especially beginning with the Disney renaissance of the early 90’s) people have been reporting obscene and inappropriate material hidden within several Disney films. Most of these accusations came from kids who would watch these movies over and over again on VHS. How the kids would even understand such content is beyond me, but lets have a look. (more…)

Republicans Jump Ship

October 14, 2008

The official list of Republicans and conservatives jumping ship,
pointing fingers, or otherwise abandoning the McCain campaign

40 entries and growing • by Jed Lewison and Barath Raghavan (more…)

Orange love

August 7, 2008

Religion sign

July 15, 2008

How does a word become a curse word?

June 30, 2008

Our parents are totally going to ground us for talking about this, but if you must know, a “curse” was originally just a bad type of prayer. Thus, the first curse word was likely “damn,” as in asking God to damn someone to Hell, which was considered taboo because of the religious power it wielded.

Condemning people to an eternity of suffering isn’t something to let everyone just go around doing on a daily basis, so the government stepped in, leading to the first censorship laws. Among the first victims was William Shakespeare, whose works were considered quite racy for their time, and not just because he sent his fair share of characters to Hades. The Bard’s plays were littered with sexual innuendo, and eventually, these types of references became swear words as well. (more…)