Science Diction is a bite-sized podcast about words—and the science stories behind them. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and sign up for our newsletter. Petruchio refuses to let his wife eat, claiming that the meat is burned. He plots to complain about the bedding, and deprive her of sleep. In early Western physiology, ancient physicians like Hippocrates and Galen believed that not only our temperament, but also our overall health, hinged on the balance of the four fluids that flowed through us and their interplay with our environment and lifestyle. In fact, Hippocrates believed an overabundance of black bile in an organ caused cancer, and this theory held for over 1, years through the Middle Ages autopsies were banned for religious reasons.
Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. Shakespeare invented more words than most people even know. Seriously, there's at least 1, different words and phrases that don't appear anywhere prior to the Bard of Avon putting them on paper. When he got stuck trying to think up a word, the man just made his own.
Shit and fuck both predated the 18th century, and would have been understood. Fuck is a profane English-language word which often refers to the act of sexual intercourse but is also commonly used as an intensifier or to denote disdain. While its origin is obscure, it is usually considered to be first attested to around
Comedian George Carlin performing his infamous monologue "Filthy Words". It's "one of the most graphic, explicit and vulgar words in the English language," U. Looks like Garre needn't worry about puppet profanity. The court's ruling, however, did not address whether the FCC's "safe haven" crackdown violates First Amendment rights. Seems the F word was too powerful, even for them.