Thursday, April 15, 2010

Disappointed

FLG was sorely disappointed by the commentary provided in response to this question: Why Do Educated People Use Bad Words?

Nobody really answered the question. Too many focused on recent comments by politicians. Although, FLG does agree with this explanation from a Georgetown linguistics professor:
For those who use them, swear words are linked to emotion in a visceral way. People who speak more than one language report that they always curse in their native tongue; they can say swear words in a second language but they don’t feel them — the gut link to emotions just isn’t there.

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