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FOUL LANGUAGE. Indecent or obscene words and phrases, such as four-letter words, such sexual slurs as poofter and whore, especially when used directly to refer to or address someone, and swearwords referring to hell and damnation, but not usually ethnic slurs or simple abuse. Dickhead is foul language, but blockhead and nigger are not. Someone foul-mouthed regularly uses foul language. See OBSCENITY, SWEARING, USAGE.