He said what?

Zwartverwer, Rick
August 2002
Click (1532-0391);Aug2002, p5
The article says that swearing has become more acceptable and more common in society. Comedian George Carlin became notorious for stringing swear words together in a monologue that resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Carlin's repertoire is, however, rather limited compared to the words available in the Dictionary of SwearWords, or even the International Book of SwearWords. People swear because swear words are powerful, they stop activities and conversations and they also intimidate. Swear words work for everyone, regardless of education or social status.


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