Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?

Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?

Update: 2019-12-0611
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In this episode, we tackle why some words are "bad". Plus: Why do people say bad words? Why aren't kids allowed to say cuss words? Why is the middle finger bad? And adults, don't worry, we won't actually be using any bad words in this episode! But we will explore the psychology and brain science behind bad words with Benjamin Bergen, professor of cognitive science at University of California, San Diego. He's the author of What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.
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Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?

Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?

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