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Unformatted text preview: formulas can be used in some situations but not in others. Examples, some can express anger, some surprise, some argument, and so on. What are the four categories of swearing, and what are the functions of each? Give examples not used in the book. 1.Expletive- Used to express emotions: not directed towards others. Ex; Hell, Shit, God damn it, my ex; Fuck! 2.Abusive- Directed towards others, derogatory; includes name-calling and different types of curses. Ex; you asshole, you bastard, Go to hell my ex; Fuck you! 3. Humorous- Directed towards others but not derogatory, often takes the form of abusive swearing but has the opposite function; is playful rather than offensive. Ex; Get your ass in gear my ex; Get your ass in shape! ha-ha you just got shit on! 4. Auxiliary- not directed towards a person or situation; swearing as a way of speaking (lazy swearing); often or always non-emphatic, my ex; Fuck, man...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course CMCL-C 122 at Indiana.
- Spring '11