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On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 14:39:55 -0600 Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
>Nik Taylor wrote:
>> At one time in English, religious swearing was considered the worse,
>so
>> that even "damn" was considered a powerful curse word.  I guess it's
>> just a matter of how religious the culture is, maybe.
>
>I'm not religious myself, but have some obsessive hangups about such
>things as Hell, so "damn" and "hell" are about the worst words from my
>point of view. What annoys me is when someone on TV says "God damn"
>but
>they censor the "God" and leave "damn" in, when I would prefer it the
>other way around! :D

Really?  I have an obsessive hangup with people considering "hell" and
"damn" bad words :) , i consider them the tamest and most totally
non-vulgar exclamations you can use!

-Stephen (Steg)

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