Swearing is an inescapable fact of human life. But why?

F-bombs and N-words: what taboo language tells us about ourselves

Why do we curse? Benjamin K. Bergen looks at the origins and purposes of swearing in his new book, What the F, and says that even in our more accepting age some words still have the power to shock

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Swearing is an inescapable fact of human life. But why?
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