Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pinker on swearing

Why is swearing so effective? Psychologist Stephen Pinker reflects that, "When used judiciously, swearing can be hilarious, poignant, and uncannily descriptive."

Read Stephen Pinker's 'Why We Curse - What the Fuck?,' but not if or your boss is a shit -eating horse's arse about curse words. As George Carlin concludes in this hilarious monologue on the word "fuck," (genuinelyNSFW), With all its multi purpose applications, how can anyone be offended when you use the word? "We say, use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech. It will identify the quality of your character immediately. Say it loudly, and proudly! FUCK you!"

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mrs Smith said...

Unfortunately - with over-use - 'Fuck' will become as alarming as 'Blimey' and we will have to think hard of something new to bellow, that is equally satisfyingly in its rudeness.

10/23/2007 09:53:00 am  
Anonymous lgm said...

OK. I can't resist. How about bellowing "CUNT"! i really does get attention. very, very effective.

LGM

10/23/2007 05:18:00 pm  

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