Why is “damn” considered a dirty word while “condemn” is not?

By: | Post date: 2017-05-27 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

Because, for better or worse, damn is what God does, and condemn is what a judge does. So damn picked up the religious and then blasphemous connotations which condemn never had, which made it much more eligible as a profanity. Profanity is all about the current taboos in society.

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