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  • Jul 25, 2011
  • 10:24 PM

Swear words shed light on how language shapes thought

HealthCanal.com
Why were people offended when BBC broadcaster James Naughtie mispronounced the surname of the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt? Why is it much easier for bilingual speakers to swear in their second language? Why are people offended by swear words – but not euphemisms? New research from the University of Bristol sheds light on these issues....

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