Is crap a curse word, some people say it is and some people say it isn't.
Do you think crap is a curse word? The dictionary says it is. That's obviously why the last name crapper has gone away, because crap became vulgar.
It is not a curse word, but it is not polite either. I would say it is midway between "shit" and "darn" or "shux."
It's definitely not a curse word. It's a moderately vulgar informal term for...well, shit.
The story is that one of the guys that invented the toilet was named Crapper, and people used to refer to going to the bathroom as "using the crapper," which of course eventually evolved to "taking a crap," with crap meaning excreting bodily wastes, hence feces became "crap."
John Crapper's legacy......his name immortalized as shit.
My mother and father (coming from different areas) disagreed over this. My mum thought crap was an obscene word, whereas my dad thought it was fairly inoffensive, like "drat". I have inherited the latter but realise as you should too that words mean different things to different people.
Well, in all this, I always have to think of my English teacher in high school. She maintained that using words like crap, shit and all the rest of those words is just evidence of a person's lack of vocabulary, and I tend to agree with her.
crap is vulgar for feces.
Crap is related to Dutch "krappe" from krappen 'pluck or cut off', and perhaps also to Old French crappe 'siftings', Anglo-Latin crappa 'chaff'. The original sense was 'chaff', later coming to mean 'residue from rendering fat' as well as 'dregs of beer'. Current senses denoting 'something of poor quality', 'rubbish', 'nonsense', 'excrement', date from the late 19th century: the common notion is one of 'rejected matter'.
Depends on context and how you say it. If I went up to a stranger in the street and shouted in their face "I think you are a stupid piece of CRAP!!!!" that would be very rude (duh!)
But "ah crap" is like "drat" or "darn" - harmless.
Have you ever played the game ''craps'' before?
In Sheffield were i live, crap just means rubbish.... But when i went just a few miles away to manchester people thaught it was a curse word, strange ^_^ i would use the word like this. "that movie was propper crap"
Hello, Yorkshire laddie, it's very interesting how people in different regions regard the same words with different attitudes. By the way, watch your spelling.
Does anyone use "drat" anymore?
i am dyslexic and there is no spell check on here ^_^ i cant be arsed to paste it from word. soz :P i dont know anybody who says drat apart from my gran.
why is there a fish called a crappie? it is spelled crappie but it's pronounced like croppie.