Arts & Humanities

Exploring Expletives: New Research Finds 27% Decline in Swearing Since the 1990s

The UK study also indicates that the gap between swear word use by men and women has lessened and that Britons have a new favourite swearword.

Science & Technology

Giving the finger for science – Taboo behaviour and pain perception

Swearing has been shown to help in reducing pain, but does the same also apply for “non-verbal cursing”, like making an offensive gesture? Dutch and British psychologists have set out to find the answer.

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