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Langues et cultures

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Apr 2018

Languages and cultures

Swearing helps us battle pain – no matter what language we curse in

Source: The Conversation, December 13 2017 Swear words have many functions. They can be used for emphasis, for comedic effect, as a shared linguistic tool that strengthens social bonds and maintains relationships, or simply to cause offence and shock. They are words that can be emotionally electrifying. We can express utter horror, disdain, or just frustration through the utterance of a simple...

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