swear jar

[ swair jahr ]
/ ˈswɛər ˌdʒɑr /

noun

a container into which a fine is paid when someone who has agreed to limit the use of profanity uses language that is vulgar, profane, or obscene: The swear jar didn't stop my uncle from cussing, but Mom let me use the money to buy a video game—so it worked out for me!

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of swear jar

First recorded in 1965–70
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