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Swearing helps us battle pain – no matter what language we curse in

Mis à jour : 5 Avr 2018

Source: The Conversation, December 13 2017

Swear words have many functions. They can be used for emphasis, for comedic effect, as a shared linguistic tool that strengthens social bonds and maintains relationships, or simply to cause offence and shock.

They are words that can be emotionally electrifying. We can express utter horror, disdain, or just frustration through the utterance of a simple four-letter word (or several). But swearing isn’t always associated with negative emotions or unpleasant events. Go to full article... >>>>