The Language of Love, Lust, Sex
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4-letter word / four-letter word:
(1) Swear word of a sexual or scatological nature: arse, cock, crap, cunt, fart, fuck, piss, quim, shit, turd, twat.
QUOTE-1: Alan Richter. The Language of Sexuality (1987): 'Fuck is one of a group of well-known four letter words, all Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, in origin, that are uncomplicated, easy to pronounce, and monosyllabic.'
QUOTE-2: Anonymous: 'Sex is a three-letter word which needs some old-fashioned four-letter-words to convey its full meaning.'
(2) By extension, any word or subject regarded as taboo by one person, a group, or by society. Examples: Work is a 4-letter word. Unix is a four-letter-word .
QUOTE-1: Anonymous: 'Love is a phwoarrr letter word.'
QUOTE-2: Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word, title of a song by Bob Dylan (1967).
QUOTE-3: 'Is God a three-letter word for love? Is love a four-letter-word for God?' Duke Ellington.
QUOTE-4: Brick Pollit (Paul Newman) to his father Big Daddy (Burl Ives) in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958): 'You don't know what love is. To you, it's just another four-letter-word .'
See Also: TARFU, four-letter word / 4-letter word, 4-letter word / four-letter word, four-letter euphoria, F**K, feck, George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words, phuque / PhuQue,
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