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Illinoisans Are Among the Swear-iest Americans

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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.

How Not To Swear Around Kids

Paige Kellerman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Paige Kellerman

I try. We all do. But the fact of the matter is, it's almost impossible not to cuss after you have kids. So, after much research, here are the things that help me...

Putin No More Swearing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The 8 Best Reasons For Swearing

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A really good friend of mine, a well-respected lawyer, in his late fifties, was late for his daughter's swim meet. Tense and a little bit lost, he realized he was heading in the wrong direction, so he pulled into a parking lot to turn the car around. As he drove out into traffic, he cut off another driver.

Only I Didn't Say Fudge (or: The Sociology of Profanity)

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Profanity isn't shocking anymore. It's not edgy or sassy or hip or rebellious. It's just a sad, tiresome example of our shrinking vocabulary. Thanks, Twitter. People swear when they have nothing to say, but they want to talk. My feeling? You're not getting paid by the word and you're not a sailor. So keep it simple.

The Therapeutic Value Of An F-Bomb

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

For the times when you wish you could just swear, I am sharing with you some "anti-mantras" based on Go the F*ck to Sleep. They just might provide a needed catharsis and oxytocin-releasing smiles as we endure the daily challenges of parenting.

21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

In 1939, Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable, ended "Gone With The Wind" with the world's most famous dismissive zinger: "Frankly, my dear, I don't gi...

Putting the "F" Word in Its Place

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy
Eliot Daley

I've come to the conclusion that, with few exceptions, stand-up comics who use the "F" word are simply lazy and untalented. I don't reach that conclusion as a prude. I'll go on to describe some pretty good occasions to use it.

'When It Comes To Profanity I Lead A Double Life'

Roz Warren | Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When it comes to profanity, I lead a double life. On the job, I'm the perfect lady Mom raised me to be. But inside my own head, and in my own home, and with my close friends, I'm Lenny Bruce.

This Will Make You Blush

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

Hugh Laurie joined Stephen Colbert on Monday's "Colbert Report" to bring his elegant gravitas to the most high-minded of affairs: Rattling off a list ...

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II

Helen Davey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"?

The Word I Wasn't Ready To Hear My First Grader Say

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

After school one day a few months ago, Emma perched on the kitchen counter while I cooked dinner and chattered away. Then out of the blue she said, "Somebody said The Aff word at school today!"

I Can't Stop Cursing Around My Kids

Adrian Kulp | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

As far as I can remember, I didn't grow up with a foul mouth. As kids, my parents didn't really shield me or my brothers from bad words, but they certainly didn't duct tape us to chairs in the basement and make us watch George Carlin videos either.

WATCH: Toddler Can't Stop Saying The F-Word

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

The real question is, why don't more toddlers mispronounce "dump truck" to make it a much filthier word? (via Videogum/Arbroath)...

Catholic School Creates 'No-Swearing Pledge'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion

A New Jersey Catholic school is facing accusations of sexism after a teacher proposed that the girls take a pledge not to swear for the month of Febru...

Women Who Curse and the Men Who Love Them

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Some men have a hard time hearing women curse. They don't mind choice words being used during foreplay and sex, but they don't appreciate those same words being said in public.

Can Profanity Help Your Career?

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Your boss, clients, investors, or constituents need to see that you care. When things go badly, they want someone who jumps to action. They want to feel that you care more deeply about the problem than they do. They want someone to get upset, and maybe even swear a little.

Why You Should Swear More at Work

Daniel Dworkin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Daniel Dworkin

I'm not advocating for every email from the CEO to drop the f-bomb. But I do think it would great if more leaders and communicators started talking and writing to people around the office with a little more heart.

Can I Stop Swearing Before My Daughter Is Born?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Jessica Grose for Slate I didn’t really think anything about about my frequent, enthusiastic swearing until I got pregnant. But then, ...