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PostSubject: The Psychology of Swearing   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:31 pm

Ever wonder why swear so much?

On the Psychology of Swearing: Could cursing be good for us?

CAUTION: Naughty word alert. Do not read if you are easily offended by words.
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PostSubject: Re: The Psychology of Swearing   Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:30 pm

I was hoping for more vulgarity than that! I am curious how they determined that men swear "more offensively" than women. Offense is a very subjective thing to quantify. I have always found it interesting how it is the language and not the idea behind the language that is found to be offensive. I find the Dave Matthews Band offensive but I am not going to flip out if it is played in front of my child (bad example, I don't have children). In some ways swearing can be the most effective form of communication. Given the utilitarian nature of some swear words it would be a shame for them to go unused. The word Fuck is like the English languages version of a Swiss Army Knife. It can be a noun, a verb, an adjective. It can express joy, anger, sorrow, surprise...It's like the word Smurf only it still has the potential added bonus of shock value.
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