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Inside Language | Is swearing losing its cathartic effect? Kate Burridge talks to Peter Clarke about taboo words

Kate Burridge & Peter Clarke 17 January 2016 48 words


The words we consider taboo are changing, but their purpose doesn’t seem to have changed. Linguist Kate Burridge talks to Peter Clarke in the third of a series of Inside Language .

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Duration: 9 minutes 56 seconds