Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Why is Swearing so Goddam Satisfying?

May 03, 2021 Flyover Radio, Inc. Episode 12
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
Why is Swearing so Goddam Satisfying?
Show Notes

Potty mouths of the world unite! This week we explore the colorful world of colorful language, including breaking down the origins of Twitter's top 3 swears, unpacking the psychology of profanity and learning we aren't the only animals who like to cuss.  All in the pursuit of uncovering why something so wrong, feels so damn right.

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SOURCES:
Most Popular Swearwords on Twitter, The Gaudian
How Swearing Works, How Stuff Works
Swearing aloud can make you stronger, Science Daily
Swearing is Good For You--And Chimps Do It Too, National Geographic
Is Swearing a Sign of a Limited Vocabulary?, Scientific American
The Case for Cursing, The New York Times
The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?, Babbel