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.
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- 271 pages
- What the F
- Benjamin K. Bergen
- 25 June 2018 Benjamin K. Bergen