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So, kids age 3 and 4 have a vocabulary that include about 40 curse words.

I believe that's what I heard on the radio a little bit ago. 40 curse words? I can't think of 40. I can't think of half that. I can count of one hand the amount of curse words. How many are there, by the way?

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Raine2001

Asked by Raine2001 at 3:58 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • maybe they know them in different languages? IDK, LOL!

    That seems like a lot, I know I don't know that many and I live on a military base!
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 4:00 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I think someone's playing fast and loose with their definition of "curse words."
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 4:04 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I was unaware that the english language contained 40 curse words. To the best of my knowledge, there are only 5 words that are actually considered curse words.
    FluffyMamaBunny

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 4:04 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • That's what I counted, 5! Oh well. Maybe there should be an 'Are you smarter then a 4 year old' show?
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 4:12 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I get more than 5 but still cannot come up with 40.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:17 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • How many? What are they? I'm so curious...!
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 4:19 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I would guess that someone is considering every cutesy term for a person's private parts to be a 'curse' word as well as some of the foul names kids call one another like 'idiot' or 'stupid' or 'poo-poo head"....either that or they only talk to kids with zero adult supervision and access to Showtime.
    SimplyLaine

    Answer by SimplyLaine at 4:36 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Laine, you made me LOL with the last sentence :)
    twin_mommy

    Answer by twin_mommy at 10:24 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • On Spongebob it's 13 ..............
    baby1love

    Answer by baby1love at 10:36 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • I can think of about 7. Wow
    MommyTanisha

    Answer by MommyTanisha at 11:41 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

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