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Why Are Bad Words Bad?

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Published on Nov 28, 2013

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EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW!

Music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow

Marchex Institute study: http://blog.marchex.com/2013/05/15/ma...

Canada's most vulgar city: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/01/...

"Bad" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t...

"Grawlixes": http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673017/q...

Mort Walker - The Lexicon of Comicana: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lexicon-C...

First use of grawlixes: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/...

Slate's Lexicon Valley: "A Brief History of Swearing": http://www.slate.com/articles/podcast...

1 Kilohertz censor beep: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleep_ce...

Steven Pinker lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S1d3c...

Swearing history: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/11/the_m...

remembering taboo words: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/...

Swearing in the brain:

http://blog.scienceinsociety.northwes...
http://www.howstuffworks.com/swearing...

no words should be banned? http://bigthink.com/against-the-new-t...

Mythbusters' Swearing Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp5hNh...

Coprolalia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprolalia

Lalochezia: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedict...

7 dirty words: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_di...

Swearing is changing:

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/3056...
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/th...

Swearing in the future: http://io9.com/http-0-media-cdn-foolz...

Swearing behaviour on Twitter: http://www.business2community.com/inf...

McKay Hatch - The No Cussing Club: http://nocussing.com/

N.W.A. F*ck Tha Police: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2YgZX...

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