WHAT YOU CAN (NOT ) SAY ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE – On Taboos in Language
Ključne reči: taboo, taboo words, taboo breach, euphemis
ApstraktTaboos exist in every culture and nation, at any time, sometimes more and sometimes lessemphasized. Only the content changes. This paper deals with the problem of our modern society inwhich there is, on the one hand, impossible to talk in public about everything, while, on the otherhand, taboos are being breached every day – on purpose. Therefore the term taboo will be definedand analyzed. The paper also offers some possibilities for succsessfully avoiding of taboo words,wherefore it can also be a contribution for a better understanding of taboos in our own, as well asin other cultures and languages.
02. 12. 2011.