Why Are Bad Words Bad?

Our society considers some words bad, dirty, obscene and so on. These are words one does not use in “polite” company. These are words men should not use around women. These are words adults should not use around children. These are words that women should not use at all.

What makes a bad word bad exactly? Vsauce explains that even the word ‘bad’ itself was considered an inappropriate word in old English.

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