The Psychology of Swearing

I'm excited to start a new collaboration with ABC World News Webcast. from time to time, we'll feature a fun-filled, bite-sized video clip from the website. Like this one:

Ever F#@$*! wonder why we curse in the first place? Do curse words actually harm people? Is cursing more common than ever before? How old are the F- and S-words anyhow?

In this ABC World News webcast, Timothy Jay, the author of Cursing in America, lets you in on the answers: The Psychology of Swearing

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At least you didn't have to learn to speak French, Alex. Then you'd have masculine and feminine nouns on top of everything else. I never did get the hang of those...
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Plural words always trip me - that and past/present tenses. My native tongue (I grew up speaking Indonesian) has no pesky plural, tenses or gender-specific pronouns.
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