Is there a name for the kind of sounds commonly found in profanities?
Fuck. Shit. Bitch. Cunt. I remember reading somewhere — a very long time ago — that these “hard” sounds are virtually necessary in profanities. The explanation I roughly remember is that because these “hard sounds” are unmistakable, that is, because there is no half-hearting them in phonation, that lends to them to use in words … Read more