What the F

What the F

What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves

Book - 2016
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In a smart and hilarious book, a linguist and cognitive scientist, revealing how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time, shows us how and why we swear, which, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780465060917
0465060919
Characteristics: vii, 271 p. : charts, ill. ; 25 cm

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coloradobuck Jan 18, 2017

This book was filled with a ton of studies - it contained a lot of information about what is considered a swear word and where it is considered a swear word - I enjoyed the section that explained that people swear because swearing is deeply tied to our emotions. Wish it had more info on "why people swear" instead of "this is what we found by studying swearing". Very clinical.

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