The hardest habit for me to have broken after salvation was "cussing". The saying "cuss like a sailor" has quite a ring of truth to it. While I don't cuss as a matter of Christian behavior, I HAVE studied the origin and etymology of certain words now considered vulgar and some former cusswords now considered everyday acceptable. The infamous "F" word is considered the most offensive word in American English. there are many stories about its origin, such as its being an acronym "for unlawful carnal knowledge". However, the most likely source is from the Latin "futuo", which was an everyday infinitive meaning "to have sex". From this root came similar words in French, Dutch, & German. the first known use of the word in English was in Scottish poet William Dunbar's 1503 poem Brash Of Wowing. At the time it wasn't considered scatology, but it didn't take it long to become so. Also, in that time, the bird we call the kestrel was called the "wind****er" in Merrie Olde England, with no sexual connotation meant. hard to say just when this word became so offensive, but it seems it was before America was a nation, hence, "knew" in the KJV & older English Bibles. For our brethren in English-speaking nations besides the USA...What is YOUR take on this word? I know the 6-letter "B" word is most offensive to British, but is the "F" word equally offensive? Just nosey... And here's a word that's taken the opposite tack...JAZZ. It appears it came from a Gaelic word, 'teas'(pronounced 'jass') which means, 'heat'& was brought to the USA by Irish immigrants in the 1880s. This word was adopted by blacks, mainly in the South, who frequently mingled with Irish-Americans; they changed the spelling to jass & applied it to body heat, & finally semen, around 1900. Jass was considered scatology by blacks & others alike until some Irish newspaper writers began to use "jazz" for effervescent mood or behavior, especially in relation to baseball players/teams. It appears that Art Hickman, who was music director for the famous San Francisco Seals(from which the Di Maggio bros. came) began to call his style of music "jazzy" for 'hot', around 1919, & the name soon caught on for the music style which was then sweeping the land, replacing "ragtime" as the national music fad. Since then, jazz has been used as proper English in reference to the musical genre, and for effervescent or lively, jolly behavior. However, it is still used as scatology for semen in many places, and I'm careful to not use that word in that sense. How about YOUR experience, if you had a cussing habit? It took the HOLY SPIRIT'S power to break it in me!