Why Is "What The Heck" A Bad Word?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That's a phrase, not a word, and "heck" isn't a bad word in the US.

  • 2 months ago

    It isn't 'bad,' it's just a colloquialism. It comes from Northern English as a kind of profanely euphemistic alliteration of "hell". So you would only use the term on the street, or as reported speech in academic English.

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