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Your confusion likely comes from seeing all three of these words used as expletives. When someone is upset, they might say any of these three words, and yet Damn is considered very offensive, while the other two are considered less so. (Darn and Dang are still never used in formal English) This is because Damn is considered a swear word in English, for ...


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It just means any sort of unpleasant or unwanted substance. Thus, it could also cover excreta of all sorts, as well as soap scum, dirt, greasy residues and so on. It also applies metaphorically to other things, as many words describing physical substances do.


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Children often mistake one word for another. There is another somewhat famous novel called The World According to Garp by John Irving where a child mistakes the term undertow (at the beach) for undertoad, a toad that lives under the water. undertoad and undertow The word kite is not a derogatory term for a Jew. The child only knew the word kite so he ...


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You can use any of your examples except "out of laughter": with fear / from fear / out of fear / in fear with laughter / from laughter Note that "piss" is vulgar. "Wet" would be a suitable informal word. These expressions are normally used figuratively. You can also use "shit" (even more vulgar) or "soil" (informal). If you use the expressions ...


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It's a very versatile word: it can describe bad quality ("that movie was shit"), good quality ("that movie was the shit"), general undifferentiated possessions ("that's my shit"), narcotics ("I smoked some shit"), anything unwelcome ("I can't eat this shit", "He was talking shit about me", "The little shit scammed me again"), general expletive ("shit, the ...


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The character of Kevin Roberts is not a representation of a real person, just a 'typical' annoying person from the 1980s (we get this from the oversized-cellphone, fashion and the music he dances to). The joke of the entire sketch is that the FBI shooting range is training cadets to quickly distinguish "good guys" from "bad guys", but you have annoying ...


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I teach college in a state university, and I avoid calling anyone "foreign" because the term also means "strange, odd, or unfamiliar," which are words that often carry negative connotations. I refer to students from other countries as international students, because I see the term "international" as more objective and less offensive.


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Being a swear word isn't necessarily a binary condition. Expletives have varying degrees of vulgarity, and different words can fall into various places along that spectrum. Someone might stub their toe, or forget their briefcase, and exclaim any of several words to express their frustration: Oh, fuck! Oh, shit! Oh, dammit! Oh, darn it! Oh, ...


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Damn has religious connotations. It is wishing eternal suffering on someone (or, I suppose, something). Among people who consider casual blasphemy unacceptable, this is bad. Darn is a method of repairing cloth, especially knitted cloth. As an expletive, it's a nonsense word with no meaning, thus not offensive. Dang is nothing but a nonsense word with no ...


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The woman is using shit-spit to say that the person is very undesirable, of no value, and annoying, the characteristics of shit-spit. It would similar if she called him You worthless piece of shit.


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Ironically, "foreigner" is an English word I hear being used almost exclusively by...foreigners. I would generally consider it to be a rude or negative word, simply because in polite conversation there wouldn't be a reason to use it instead of a different, more polite or more specific word. For example, if I wanted to say that someone who is not from ...


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