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The Big One

Once taboo, the ultimate swear is everywhere, and losing its power to shock

By Don Aucoin
Globe Staff / February 12, 2004

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It might be the most explosive word in the English language, the nuclear weapon in the arsenal of expletives. To young Ralphie of the film "A Christmas Story," it was " the word, the Big One, the Queen Mother of dirty words," and when Ralphie said it within earshot of his father, it earned him a mouthful of soap. Having ... (Full Article: 1357 Words)

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