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Swearing in Time and Place

In Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, or any other language, taboo words are curious things.

January 24, 2018 | Philologos
Got a question for Philologos? Ask him directly at “Yiḥrib beytak!” the Palestinian Authority’s president Mahmoud Abbas said to President Trump in a speech given in Ramallah on January 14, words that were correctly translated by the media as “May your house be destroyed!” President Abbas was not necessarily thinking of the White House. The common Arabic expression
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