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The Use of the "F-Word" in Book Titles
While the use of the F-word in books, movies and other media is now as common as oxygen, I recently read that it is now making
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Why You May Be More Honest If You Swear Often
“Profanity is often used to express one’s unfiltered feelings ... and sincerity,” a study says.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Where The F**k Did Cussing Come From?
Linguist Benjamin K. Bergen talks about when – and why – we use profanity.
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No S**t! People Who Swear Have Bigger Vocabularies
But also they may be misogynists.
A Crash Course on Mormon Cursing
Mette Ivie Harrison
Mormon in progress
My parents moved us to Utah when I was ten, and there I became so used to the Mormon habit of not swearing that even into my twenties when I was in graduate school, I struggled with books and movies that I was required to watch/read for my studies that had bad language in them.
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Claire McCaskill Says She Had A Cursing Problem Early In Her Career
The senator said she swore a lot to fit in with the men she worked with.
Which Curse Words Are Popular In Your State? Find Out From These Maps.
Put your shades on. These words might burn.
17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Anything But Offensive Today
7. "Oh, poop." 17. "Hell's bells" 14. "Drats!" 5. "Gosh" Whatever your curse word of choice was, it's more than likely less
Why I'll Never Write The F-Word
Author, Syndicated Blogger, Speaker
I've written hundreds of thousands of words during the past 50 years, but I've never written the f-word. I don't need the word to communicate effectively or to get published. The English language is rich with so many other delightful, juicy, descriptive, and provocative words.
Why I Don't Really Give a F*ck If My Kids Curse
Head Writer/Unpaid Intern at Amateur Idiot / Professional Dad
These are the kinds of words I want to excise from my kids' vocabularies, or at least severely limit, whether or not anyone else hears them.
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21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today
The Vulgarity of Our Times
Novelist, psychiatrist, physician
To me, the vulgarity in the novel was
its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.
'When It Comes To Profanity I Lead A Double Life'
Author of OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES: LIBRARY HUMOR
When it comes to profanity, I lead a double life. On the job, I'm the perfect lady Mom raised me to be. But inside my own head, and in my own home, and with my close friends, I'm Lenny Bruce.
Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?
Richard C. Senelick MD
Neurologist, author, speaker, blogger, educator
It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.
13 Spanish Curse Words That Make No Sense In English (SLIDESHOW)
But there's a lot of Spanish words out there whose literal meaning differs considerably from its figurative meaning. For
LaRue Ford, Michigan Woman, Released After Spending 11 Days In Jail For Cursing In Courthouse (VIDEO)
Ford visited the county clerk's office at the courthouse in Niles, Mich., on Dec. 4, to pay off all her old parking tickets
Baby Blue Streak: Can I Stop Swearing Before My Daughter Is Born?
Keeping it clean became much more difficult the day my husband and I got stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the West Side
Associate Editor, Project Syndicate
Never was a word that you're not supposed to say naturalized in such a way.
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Hurt Me
The Olympic Committee did the right thing by ejecting Michel Morganella.
Cursing At Work Is Not Always A Bad Idea
Carol Bartz, fired as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.20% last September, wishes she did one thing differently during
CULTURE & ARTS
Cursing Is Good For Your Health: Study (VIDEO)
*#&$^%!!!! It sometimes seems dropping an F-bomb just makes you feel better -- and now there's proof. A study concluded that
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