Why do we think swearwords are bad?
They're different in every time and place.
Originally published in 2016
Why is swearing bad?
Why is the act of speaking using “swear” or “curse” words somehow distinct from the act of speaking with other words?
Why is it that some words are worse than others?
Well, swearing isn’t bad.
Using a “swear word” or a “curse word” is not actually distinct from speaking with other words. There are no “bad”…
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