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Swear by it: why bad language is good for you | Emma Byrne12 Nov 1:00am

Swear by it: why bad language is good for you | Emma Byrne

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It bonds workers, sheds light on the brain and pacifies us. Emma Byrne on the uses and paradoxes of swearing When I was about nine years old, I was smacked for calling my little brother a “twat”. I had no idea what a twat was – I thought it was just a silly way of saying “twit” – but that smack taught me that some words were more powerful than others and that I had to be careful how I used them. Swearing primes us to think aggressive thoughts while making us less likely to be violent physically
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