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  1. Expletive deleted.
    Anonymous: in Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives by President Richard M. Nixon 30 April 1974, appendix 1
  2. Don't swear, boy. It shows a lack of vocabulary.
    Alan Bennett 1934–  English dramatist and actor: Forty Years On (1969)
  3. Though ‘Bother it’ I may
    Occasionally say,
    I never use a big, big D—
    W. S. Gilbert 1836–1911 English writer of comic and satirical verse: HMS Pinafore (1878) act 1
  4. All pro athletes are bilingual. They speak English and profanity.
    Gordie Howe 1928–2016 Canadian ice-hockey player: in Toronto Star 27 May 1975
  5. You taught me language; and my profit on't
    Is, I know how to curse: the red plague rid you,
    For learning me your language!
    William Shakespeare 1564–1616 English dramatist: The Tempest (1611) act 1, sc. 2, l. 363 (Oxford Standard Authors ed.)
  6. If ever I utter an oath again may my soul be blasted to eternal damnation!
    George Bernard Shaw 1856–1950 Irish dramatist: Saint Joan (1924) sc. 2