And it's a monk expressing his displeasure at an abbot. In the margins of a guide to moral conduct. Because of course.
Every culture has its swear words, nasty and highly offensive terms that pack a powerful punch when we're not in polite company. But many of our swear words have diminished in potency over time, a sure sign of their ever-changing nature. Here's how you can expect to be swearing in the future.
"Shit" is a fairly versatile word. It can be used to refer to fecal matter, express apathy, or refer to that stuff you need to get together. Having trouble telling your hot shit from your holy shit? Stephen Wildish has helpfully classified all your shit in one handy chart.
While there's nothing quite like reeling off a string of profanities to blow off some steam, our brains might not agree with that sentiment. Saying swear words out loud actually triggers reactions deep in the emotion centers of the brain.
How do you turn a gritty, straight-ahead science fiction drama like Fox's late, lamented Terminator show into a dirty, filthy laugh riot? Easy: Insert bleeped-out profanity. You're welcome, Friday. [Twitter]