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Question 1: The original meaning of the term was restricted to blasphemy, sacrilege or saying God's name (or an identifier such as "Lord" or "________") in vain.

Question 2: ________ profanity – for abuse or intimidation or insulting of others (Ex: "Fuck you, you fucking cocksucker!")
AbusePsychological abuseDefamationBullying

Question 3: [3][4] An example from ________ is "Christ, look ye, its Mere de ...
François RabelaisGargantua and PantagruelGrotesque bodyLucian

Question 4: ________'s book The Stuff of Thought breaks profanity down into five categories:
Richard DawkinsSteven PinkerEvolutionary psychologyE. O. Wilson

Question 5: Only about 1% thought cunt was "not swearing"; 9% thought the same about ________ and 32% of crap.
Seven dirty wordsFuckShitGermanic languages

Question 6: In ________, the fundamental criterion for inclusion is widespread international use, and this can be as true of a profanity as any other word or phrase.
Lingua Franca NovaInterlinguaIdoEsperanto

Question 7: It listed the profanities in order of decreasing severity, the top ten being cunt, motherfucker, fuck, wanker, nigger, bastard, prick, bollocks, ________, and paki in that order.
AssholeEnglish languageGoogleAl Gore

Question 8: Glengarry Glen Ross by ________[citation needed]
Neil SimonAlfred UhryEdward AlbeeDavid Mamet

Question 9: Distinct ________ usually apply different strategies to coin or borrow profane words and expressions.
Constructed languageEsperantoInternational auxiliary languageInterlingua

Question 10: The ________ – Evokes emotions of awe & fear.

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