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How Swearing Works


How Swearing Works RalphRenz/iStock/Thinkstock
How Swearing Works RalphRenz/iStock/Thinkstock

Swearing is something that's been done across all cultures, virtually since humans began speaking. What is it about these taboo words that offend some, and are beloved by others? Does it help to relieve stress to swear? Are there general rules of thumb about when it's OK to swear? All of your questions are answered in today's episode.