AEE 342: Is It Ok to Curse in English?

curse words in English

Do you use curse words in English?

Do you use them in your native language?

Today Michelle and Lindsay will talk about using curse words, what it says about you, and how it might bring you closer to the people around you.

These days it’s not as shocking as it used to be to use curse words.

We hear curse words in the media much more than we used to.

Has this also happened in your culture?

Ashely Fern wrote an article in Elite Daily where she talked about why cursing can be good for you. Here are our favorites from the article:

  • It makes you feel less pain: When you stub your toe and let out that curse word, scientists think you can feel less pain
  • It can make you feel stronger: Do you agree?
  • It is a coping mechanism: It makes it easier for you to deal with things that are hard that are going on in your life.
  • It helps create close bonds with other people: Cursing sometimes create a subculture and it could make you feel like you are part of an in-group.

 

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What is it like to curse in your culture? Is it frowned upon?

Is it encouraged or discouraged? Is it okay to curse in your culture?

Has this changed in your culture in the same way that it has changed in US culture?

Let us know in the comments.

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