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Why You May Be More Honest If You Swear Often

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.10.2017 | Weird News

Good news if you’re a potty mouth. Your penchant for profanity not only means you might have a bigger vocabulary or are more intelligent than your c...

The Soothing Neuroscience of Coloring Swear Words

Catherine Franssen | Posted 03.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Catherine Franssen

Well there's some evidence that swearing, in moderation, is good for you and may actually relive pain. A caution, though. If used too frequently, these words lose their emotional power and no longer help soothe. So save those pages for the really rotten days.

At Our House, Swearing Is Not A Big F*ckng Deal

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 03.12.2017 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

I've heard people say cussing is a morality issue. It's not. Our daughter is a good person. She is responsible at home. She knows swearing does not make a person bad. Being disrespectful and treating others poorly makes them bad. To us, these issues are separate.

Swearing And Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

I can't help you if you censor yourself and only tell me the nice things. Saying nice things will get you a Tootsie Pop. Honesty gets you my compassion.

You Will Give A Damn About This History Of Swearing In Film

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Sometimes Hollywood just has to have its mouth washed out with soap. Movie Munchies' "Brief History of Swearing in Movies" gets down to the obscene de...

Why It Feels So Darn Good To Swear Sometimes

Shauna Hoffman | Posted 01.15.2017 | Fifty
Shauna Hoffman

I will never get past my proper upbringing to use that word in say it out loud... to let that melody of wondrous mouth watering, sexy, dangerous, swear words roll off my tongue. I will continue to lie to the world.

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

No S**t! People Who Swear Have Bigger Vocabularies

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Would you argue that some people use curse words as a crutch? You might wanna watch your mouth... and then give them a quick briefing on feminism. "Th...

F*ck The Swear Jar

Kate Levkoff | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents
Kate Levkoff

Because parenting is a series of inscrutable WTF moments.

Confessions of a Part-Time Pastor: I Wish I Swore a Little

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

I've had a fairly stressful two and a half years. I finally had to admit that I don't pay my spiritual director enough to deal with all the stuff I had been bringing to him lately. I could have gone to a "Christian counselor." That would make sense for a pastor, I guess.

A Crash Course on Mormon Cursing

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.14.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

My parents moved us to Utah when I was ten, and there I became so used to the Mormon habit of not swearing that even into my twenties when I was in graduate school, I struggled with books and movies that I was required to watch/read for my studies that had bad language in them.

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

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
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?

Not-Safe-for-Work FSO's

ADST | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home

Diplomats by training, if not by disposition, are calm, level-headed types. They may be called on to deliver a harsh message about your human rights situation or those tanks amassing on the border but will do so in a polished, genteel manner.

A Word About the "F" Word

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 09.01.2016 | 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.

What Not To Talk About At The Dinner Table

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.17.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

The older woman in this picture is my great aunt Alma Underwood Laird. She was sort of shy, a wonderful woman and was what was called at the time a "m...

17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Simply Funny Today

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear word you heard on the street? Although the obvious fo...

5 Tips to Curb Kids' Cursing

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Nearly all children find it exciting to experiment with naughty words. How we handle this phase will play a large part in determining whether swearing becomes an ongoing problem or a temporary phase.

Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Look, in the long run, "f*ck" is but a word. Is it a word that I'd prefer my kids not go around screaming? Yes. But it's only bad because we've been conditioned to get so worked up about swearing.

Cussin'? Outbursts? Answers and Relief Here

AlzLIVE | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty

People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can exhibit a broad range of responsive behaviors, such as wandering, verbal repetition, sexual behavior or angry outbursts. For caregivers, dealing with responsive behaviors can be a frustrating and exhausting task. But there are answers.

Illinoisans Are Among the Swear-iest Americans

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to a March report from the Marchex Institute, there are five states whose residents don't swear much and five states whose residents tend to use curse words a lot. Guess which list Illinois is on?

What To Do When Your Child Swears At You

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Moving towards our kids is so important -- even more so in those moments when we feel it's the last thing we want to do.

Major Bank Asks Traders To Be Polite, They Promptly Quit

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

Deutsche Bank is losing some of its best-performing traders, the Financial Times reports. The bank says it's no longer keen on rewarding people to rig...

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.

How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I know I'm being grumpy, but there are just certain things that grind my nerves down to the root. I have to wonder about a society that has no problem with people screaming the F-word in front of young children. Or with teenagers sitting on a subway while 80-somethings and pregnant women stand. Or with people calling others 'morons' -- both online and off -- just because they don't share the same opinion.

Back to School in the '70s: Catholic School Revisited

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ms. Woods' eyes lit up -- she had her first victim. All I can say is that it takes longer than you'd expect to get the taste of soap out of your mouth.