What do swear words say about society?
Thursday, August 15, 2013 |
Melissa Mohr, author of Holy S***: A Brief History of Swearing, speaks to Stephen about what curse words can tell us about the societies that use them, what expletives have to do with pain, and why she doesn't think swearing will ever be stamped out.
Would you say you curse a lot? Without writing them out, would you say most of the swear words you use are related to the body, blasphemy, excrement or something else?
Which category of swears, if any, do you find most offensive?