Language, though, isn't static—it's evolving all the time. Sometimes the meaning of a word can become so far removed from the idea or thing it originally represented that it can take on a whole new life. Modern curse words have origins that run the gamut from class warfare to religious symbolism. But what "makes a bad word...bad?" asks Michael Stevens. In his Vsauce video above, he shows how the words we consider naughty in the moment reflect on how we, as a culture, see ourselves.
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