noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of theology dealing with the study of the history and meaning of church creeds and confessions.
Holy $#!%: Where Did The Symbolic Swear Come From?
Why is @#$%&! naughty? When the force of a swear word is too extreme (but some form of cuss must be used) symbolic stand-ins have long been used for lewdness. Suffice it to say, any emotional keyboard-striker can blurt out something that people perceive as a sub for swears. Whether it’s to diminish the force of swear, to get around censorship rules, or maybe just because symbols are @#$%ing cool …
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