Why do we swear? | The Economist

Swear words are an important part of all languages. In English, words like "shit", "cock" and "bastard" can be used as a curse or an insult and, let's face it, saying them can feel good. Scientists believe swearing has a special place in our brains. *This film contains strong language. Obviously*.

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