Should society drop the taboo around swear-words like f***, s***, b*******, a***, and others? I think it should, and my thinking goes like this: At one point those words were all perfectly legitimate words for things - they weren't a bad way to say 'vagina,' for instance, they were just another way. The Anglo-Saxon way, to be precise, like 'grande' is the Italian way of saying 'big' - a direct translation. It was the Norman invasion that deemed them 'uncouth,' and fashion-conscious Saxons followed suit. Given that the social circumstances of the 11th century are thankfully no longer important to us, why not drop the stigma on these words and use older and newer English vocabulary interchangeably as we do with pairs like 'big' and 'large,' 'buy' and 'purchase,' etc.? As a society we've made massive strides in not judging others over silly little things, yet in this regard we still sing from the hymn-sheet of medieval ghosts?