Verbal And Non-Verbal Profanity Used In Leitch’s Deadpool 2 Movie

  • Merry Angelina Universitas Widya Kartika
  • Eka Fadilah Universitas Widya Kartika
  • Yohanes Kurniawan Universitas Widya Kartika
Kata Kunci: Profanity, verbal, nonverbal, social context, Deadpool 2


This study was primarily intended to analyze the verbal and non-verbal profanity used by the main characters of the Deadpool 2 movies. The aim of this study is to find out the types of verbal and non-verbal profanity used in the Deadpool 2 movie, and to find the contextual meaning of the verbal and non-verbal profanity used by the main characters. This research uses a descriptive qualitative approach. This research is classified as sociolinguistics because it focuses on a contextual meaning based on the social context of social factors in utterances. The data was gathered from the verbal profanity and the non-verbal that followed the utterances of the main characters Deadpool, Domino, Cable, Firefist and Weasel. The researchers use Bergen's theory to identify types of profanity and Holmes' theory to analyze the contextual meaning of profane language. The results of this research show that there are 18 variations of profanity in the movie, divided into four types holy, fucking, shit, and nigger principles according to Bergen. Recommendation and implication are discussed further.