micromim asked: Dear Neil, I don't know how to swear and I need to write some swearing. I am obviously aware of many four, five, six, etc letter words that aren't polite, but I feel that if swearing is going to be worthwhile, it should be clever or imaginative. Can you recommend any excellent sources that don't involve picking a fight with articulate people/ authors?
I don’t really, mostly because swearing is something that it’s too easy to get wrong. I suggest either finding some friends who swear, and listening...
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