Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ass Damn Shit! Steven Pinker Explains Swearing

This is short, informative, and obscenity-laced in the best traditions of the youtubes:



Pinker has been all explainy-about-swearing for a while now, starting, more or less, with an article on the topic in The New Republic that they've now taken down, presumably so we'll order back issues or subscribe or something. Good luck on that, TNR!

That article was in support of his latest book, The Stuff of Thought, and so was this NPR podcast, which also covers the etiology of swearing.

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