Seven dirty words  

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"Rape is a four-letter word. Why isn't it taboo ? The organs and processes of sex and elimination provide us with a set of terms in English which we designate as "dirty words ."--"Rape is a four-letter word" (1975) by Muriel Schulz

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The seven dirty words are seven English words comedian George Carlin listed in his monologue "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television"

Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker and Tits.

Carlin later expanded his original list:

to include the following three additional words:

In 1972, Carlin was arrested for indecency when he performed the "Seven Deadly Words" at Milwaukee's Summerfest.

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