I can't remember if we are supposed to avoid swears on here, so I'm putting them with stars for that reason and not because I don't want to use them. I think some words that I was not allowed to say and not considered swear words anymore. I've noticed that lots of people use the word "s**ks" more often these days. Then one day the pastor's wife said it during a Sunday School lesson for prek-kindergarten. I was shocked. We talked about it. She said she didn't consider it a swear, but that she would try to refrain from using the word in Sunday School. I've also heard teachers use the word, but I'm not sure that I've ever heard them say it to kids. It is just not a word in my vocabulary because to me it does feel like a swear word. Growing up my dad told me that it was a swear because it is a slang way of refering to a sexual act. He also didn't like the phrase "got the shaft" for a similar reason, although that one to me has never really felt like a swear. Do you think these are swears? How about these: cr** da** sh** he** ? I'm guessing the f word is still a swear since people these days refer to it as "the f bomb" so often.