Benjamin Bergen on profanity and the brain.

Why Are So Many Swear Words Monosyllabic?

Why Are So Many Swear Words Monosyllabic?

A show about the mysteries of English.
May 31 2016 12:16 PM

Why Are So Many Swear Words Monosyllabic?

Benjamin K. Bergen, author of the upcoming What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, discusses the science of cursing.

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