Hi, everybody.
I’m going to give my middle school students some activities about the art (?) of conversation. Do you think the words and expressions below could be too strong for boys and girls aged 13? If so, which one(s)? Could you please point out their approximate strength?
Are there any taboo words or swearwords among them which could be offensive or shocking to your natives’ ears?
I think it's living language. They hear it everywhere (TV,
movies, songs). I just want them to be able to use it (if need be) in the right
situation.
Everyday language Stronger language
What are you doing? What on earth are you doing?
What the hell are you doing?
What does this mean? What the hell does this mean?
Go away! Get the hell out of here!
Why do you want to know? Mind your own business!
I don’t care! So what?

SOME INSULTS. You are / must be stupid / nuts / crazy / an idiot / a fool.
ANGER. When you are angry you can say:
You clumsy idiot! Don’t talk rubbish!
I can’t believe it! Go to hell!
You keep out of this! Who cares?
Don’t speak to me like that! Who do you think you are?
or you can use these exclamations:
Damn! Oh hell!


Thanks a lot.
JK
There isn't anything that wouls be consider swearing there in Modern British English, maybe 100 years ago but not now.
Thanks a lot, Dave.

So they’re mild, they won’t upset anybody, will they? It’s not always easy to know the exact strength of these expressions in a foreign language. You wouldn't mind if your kids were taught such stuff at school, would you?
It's just a small section of a long series of activities about the English language and its everyday usage.

Thank you again.
JK
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JohnKeatsHi, everybody. I’m going to give my middle school students some activities about the art (?) of conversation. Do you think the words and expressions below could be too strong for boys and girls aged 13? If so, which one(s)? Could you please point out their approximate strength?Are there any taboo words or swearwords among them which could be offensive or shocking to your natives’ ears? I think it's living language. They hear it everywhere (TV, movies, songs). I just want them to be able to use it (if need be) in the right situation. Everyday language Stronger languageWhat are you doing? What on earth are you doing? What the hell are you doing?What does this mean? What the hell does this mean?Go away! Get the hell out of here! Why do you want to know? Mind your own business!I don’t care! So what?SOME INSULTS. You are / must be stupid / nuts / crazy / an idiot / a fool.ANGER. When you are angry you can say:You clumsy idiot! Don’t talk rubbish!I can’t believe it! Go to hell!You keep out of this! Who cares?Don’t speak to me like that! Who do you think you are?or you can use these exclamations:Damn! Oh hell! Thanks a lot.JK
Well, I think you should dial some of them down like some with the words hell. Most readers are adults who want their children to grow upright . In my opinion , once they get used to those words , they will use it when having conversations with others . Imagine your child , nephew , niece or student gets angry with you and tells you to 'go to hell ' . Where I live, dare you say that, you will receive a heavy slap that will lead you to kissing the dirty floor.Aside from that some were really good.