Swearport – now you can be offensive in every language!
There’s an app for everything these days, most of which have no practical use whatsoever. With that in mind, here’s another one to add to your collection if you’re interested in languages: Swearport.
Not recommended for younger learners, Swearport allows you to explore the various vulgarities in a multitude of different languages, and is available for both iOS and Android.
While swearing is neither funny nor clever, it can actually be an important part of speaking a language fluently. It is said that no matter how proficient they are at speaking another language, people always return to their native tongue when uttering profanities due to surprise or pain, but with the help of Swearport you can also become proficient in expressing yourself in an intense way in your non-native language.
The app’s marketing blurb claims that “Swearport lets you become a global swearing master”, and not only gives you a list of rude words, but even an audio pronunciation for each term from a native speaker. It even gives an “intensity rating” for each word, letting you know just how offensive each term is considered to native speakers.
This is one app that you may need to be a little careful with…