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What the F Nearly Everyone Swears Whether It S Over A Few Too Many Drinks, In Reaction To A Stubbed Toe, Or In Flagrante Delicto And Yet, We Sit Idly By As Words Are Banned From Television And Censored In Books We Insist That People Excise Profanity From Their Vocabularies And We Punish Children For Yelling The Very Same Dirty Words That We Ll Mutter In Relief Seconds After They Fall Asleep Swearing, It Seems, Is An Intimate Part Of Us That We Have Decided To Selectively Deny.That S A Damn Shame Swearing Is Useful It Can Be Funny, Cathartic, Or Emotionally Arousing As Linguist And Cognitive Scientist Benjamin K Bergen Shows Us, It Also Opens A New Window Onto How Our Brains Process Language And Why Languages Vary Around The World And Over Time.In This Groundbreaking Yet Ebullient Romp Through The Linguistic Muck, Bergen Answers Intriguing Questions How Can Patients Left Otherwise Speechless After A Stroke Still Shout Goddamnwhen They Get Upset When Did A Cock Grow To Be Than Merely A Rooster Why Is Crap Vulgar When Poo Is Just Childish Do Slurs Make You Treat People Differently Why Is The First Word That Samoan Children Say Not Mommy But Eat Shit And Why Do We Extend A Middle Finger To Flip Someone The Bird Smart As Hell And Funny As Fuck, What The F Is Mandatory Reading For Anyone Who Wants To Know How And Why We Swear.

[Ebook] ↠ What the F  Author Benjamin K. Bergen – Snapchatlogin.us
  • Hardcover
  • 271 pages
  • What the F
  • Benjamin K. Bergen
  • English
  • 25 June 2018
  • 9780465060917

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  1. says:

    Finally I finished this one not much to say after 6 days of no reading this book is mostly a study of how society perceives slurs and how the definition of slurs have changed over the years , this is not a study on swear words per se so a little too technical for a th...


  2. says:

    A really interesting exploration of profanity This is for anybody who is interested in language, cultural norms and differences, social psychology, or cognitive and neurosciences.Benjamin K Bergen provides some remarkable evidence based arguments His examination of profanity s alleged harm to children was impressively analyzed, supported and outlined The sections about American and British Sign Language and the global, cultural differences with regard to offensive language and gestures were really interesting and I enjoyed all the studies regarding how our brain reacts to profanity I was actually fascinated by the extraordinary grammar of swearwords Seriously, I loved that part There were a lot of huh, would have never thought of that moments But I guess you might have to be a bit of a language grammar nerd like me to get the same reaction.Some of this is very textbook style At times, I felt like being back in the classroom plowing through research papers But a very well executed research paper Mr Bergen takes gr...


  3. says:

    Finally finished It s taken me five months, but nevermind that This book was well written and had a good flow to it The reasoning behind Bergen s claims made sense, and Bergen did a good job of showing both sides Not to mention, there was quite a bit of well ...


  4. says:

    I m giving up on this one I ve been trying to finish it for months even though some small part of me always suspected this might not be as awesome as I had hoped It wasn t predetermined suspicion but I had to wonder why there should be a 288 page book covering this bit of trivia The information seemed so much less than the content.And that s when shit went south for me While never fascinating, the interesting stuff became ...


  5. says:

    It took a few chapters to get into the book because the author set a less than serious tone from the offset I thought he was going to try joking his way through a book about cursing, which didn t seem particularly interesting to me However, when he finally got into the neuro and cognitive linguistic science of it, I ended up loving it The key message of the book was that the utterances of curse words do not simply break the rules of polite society they break the rules of typical brain behavior and linguistics For example, curse words like fuck and damn don t follow the rules of grammar The phrase, Fuck you, does not even have a subject, despite appearing to have one It seems the subject is you, but it is not The authors related how figuring this out was akin to learning about matter and then finding out one form of matter doesn t follow the laws of physics Despite having taken linguistic courses, I hadn t really thought much about this It changed the way I saw language in general Reviewing these breaks in the rules of sentence construction were the best parts of the book It also appears that curse words, at least those related to impulsive language, don t follow the rules when it comes to where they should be located in the brain If a person has a stroke or surgery that affects the parts of ...


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    DISCLAIMER This review contains profanities and offensive words This is purely a part of a professional way of analysing language and by no means meant to offend anyone Thank you for understanding What the F by Benjamin Bergen is an excellent read for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of language and its relation to humans.Words have power We know that because WE are the ones giving them power And I don t just mean power as in saying stand up , making people do just that If I say faggot or nigger , most of us will feel discomfort As Bergen points it out, we could face psychical reactions such as increased pulse, sweaty palms or even changes to breathing We understand that these words are one of the most powerful derogatory terms out there and therefore we do not use them This self censorship alone makes them even unacceptable when used If I say bitch , the reaction is probably less intense than the examples above get We use this word freely, it can be seen in movies books and I often refer to my best friend as such in a humorous way This, of course, is personal and I would refrain calling a stranger bitch For others, they wouldn t use it all It also depends on the tone and the setting these w...


  7. says:

    Nunca tinha pensado na import ncia dos xingamentos e o que eles expressam Descobri que em alguns casos de AVC, por exemplo, algu m pode perder a capacidade da fala se acontece no hemisf rio esquerdo do c rebro mas ainda conseguir xingar quem controla isso o hemisf rio direito.Um timo livro sobre lingu stica que fala sobre como ...


  8. says:

    Fascinating book for anyone interested in linguistics or sociology and social norms This book takes an in depth look at why some words are socially unacceptable and how these words came to be considered profanities in the first place I loved that this book examined the cultural differences that exist in terms of offensive language For example, I was unaware that the Japanese language contains no profanities whereas the Russian state has a list of profane language which are banned from use in the arts I also enjoyed the section on body language and profane gestures around the globe For me, as someone who rarely swears, the opening lines took my breath away slightly and made me wince a bit This book is about bad language Not the tepid pseudoprofanities like damn and boob s that punctuate broadcast television I mean the big hitters Like fuck and cunt And nigger As the author points out these words are used to express intense emotions but they can also inflict emotional pain ...


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  10. says:

    Audio 58This book is absolutely brilliant I highly recommend the audiobookLike that one time I called myself a TILF on FB and I got firedYeah like that

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