Cory Doctorow: How To: Make Up Swears: "the 'pyrrhic foot' of a 'familiar profanity compounded with a non-profane word of two unaccented syllables'... especially good for coming up with nongendered swears that are not slurs, which is useful if you're trying to insult an individual.... The best of these mean nothing, but sound wonderful, evocative and fun to say...


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