Swearing Is Good for You

ebook The Amazing Science of Bad Language

By Emma Byrne

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"Entertaining and thought-provoking...Byrne's enthusiasm for her esoteric subject is contagious, damn it." —Melissa Dahl, New York Times Book Review

In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. She explores every angle of swearing—why we do it, how we do it, and what it tells us about ourselves. Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies—from the "ice-bucket test" for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette's and swearing, to a chimpanzee that curses at her handler in sign language—Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.

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