Swearing is considered taboo in most cultures, and the words that are frowned upon vary by time and location. Why are certain words considered bad? Laci discusses the history of swear words, and why cursing from time to time can be a good thing!
‘Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,’ Kids Suck Up Swear Words
“Most parents are pretty concerned about their kids using foul language.”
Why Swearing Sparingly Can Help Kill Pain
“Letting loose with a satisfying string of expletives can significantly reduce physical pain, research has shown.”
No Offense: Profanity is changing. For the better.
“Curse words, obscenities, and other taboo utterances—much like the individuals who resort to them in fits of rage—tend to not be known for their stability.”
The Most Popular Swear Words on Facebook
“Someday, when aliens are sifting through Facebook data to find out what 21st-century humans thought and cared about, they’re going to see a lot of shit.”
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