An Etiology of Cursing

Karen Swallow Prior has some interesting thoughts in The Real Problem with 4-Letter Words. She has one interesting warning

Research has also shown that swearing can actually lessen physical pain, which is why it can be so easily triggered involuntarily by sudden pain or fear. Yet overusing taboo words diminishes that effect. In other words, the more we swear, the less “effective” it is.

Well, F! me.

Tip from the ever resourceful K J Lopez at National Review.

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