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The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages

The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages

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• Swearing helps us to be more expressive, and can even help us with pain relief and with tasks like lifting weights.• People swear in five different ways: Descriptively, idiomatically, abusively, emphatically, and cathartically.• How people swear around the world differs quite a lot too — for example, …

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