44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 21
"Swearing – a bad habit the Hungarians have...very long ago Hungarians didn’t use the Lord’s name in vain...most people blame the Turks for the fact that Hungarians swear, but this is not true...When we look at old reported crimes from the Hungarian provincial cities, a third of the fines are for swearing...but by the beginning of the 1800s, swearing was no longer a crime. It spread like wildfire and quickly evolved...” By Györffy István first published in 1922, republished in 1983.