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In Defense of the F-Word: The Case for Conscious Cussing

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
Casey Erin Wood

As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we've taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. How can a word itself be bad?

A Word About the "F" Word

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 09.01.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

I must admit, there have been times when I've really wanted to blurt out something foul -- on the highway, during arguments with my husband or when trying to get the cap off of a bottle of ibuprofen when I'm particularly hormonal -- and wished there was an effective alternative to blurting the F-word.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

When Did The F-Word Go Mainstream?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

WTF is up with all the profanity being used these days? I get that most people have the occasional drunken sailor moment, but nowadays, I encounter profanity everywhere I turn. I admit I'm turning a lot to social media, which is doused in it.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Swears Up A Storm On 'The Late Late Show'

Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was feeling a bit under the weather, but he pushed through it for his appearance on "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:37 a.m. E...

Why Cursing At Work Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

Common knowledge says spewing out profanity-laden language to let out your frustrations at work isn't the best idea. That may be a misguided assumpti...

'Modern Family': Lily Drops The F-Bomb

Posted 03.19.2012 | TV

It's something all parents can remember -- or will experience if not there yet. That awkward moment when their child first discovers profanity. Unfort...

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.