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why are swear words only one syllable? [closed]

Just out of curiosity does anyone know why overtime we only came up with one syllable swear words? I find it fairly strange that there really isn't any multi syllable swear words (besides ones that ...
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What is the historic process for converting vulgar words into simply rude words?

I have noticed a pattern involving vulgarities where the previous generation's evil words become accepted as merely off-color or rude in the following generation. Is this merely each generation's ...
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When did “fag” become an offensive word?

I'm from Pennsylvania. With the recent threat by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funeral of seven children who perished in a fire, I've been thinking a lot about their infamous catchphrase: ...