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Swearing Is Good for You : The Amazing Science of Bad Language, Paperback / softback Book

Swearing Is Good for You : The Amazing Science of Bad Language Paperback / softback


In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you.

She explores every angle of swearing-why we do it, how we do it, and what it tells us about ourselves.

Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies-from the "ice-bucket test" for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette's and swearing, to a chimpanzee that curses at her handler in sign language-Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
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  • Category: Usage & grammar guides
  • ISBN: 9780393356656

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