"For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unable to convincingly curse.... If I’m chatting with a colleague and they start dropping F-bombs, I freeze up ...
"Am I paying a price for talking like Ned Flanders?
"In her new book Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, author Emma Byrne makes a strong case that the answer is yes.
"Swearing is “socially and emotionally essential” and “beneficial to us.”
"Swearing is so fundamental to human expression, that people with neurological conditions that cause them to lose the ability to speak regular words are still able to swear.
"Swearing can offer emotional catharsis and improve productivity. Her hope, she writes, is that we “might give it the respect it fucking deserves.”