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On cursing - Input Junkie
June 20th, 2014
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On cursing
Ann Leckie weighs in, very politely.

I absolutely agree that cursing is a distinct neurological state-- I learned to curse when I was about 12, and using bad words feels drastically different from normal language.

The link has a *lot* about both cursing and restricting cursing being ways of enforcing status. There's probably a parallel about making and forbidding loud noises.

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Date:June 19th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Blogging this; thanx
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Date:June 20th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
One of the things that I find interesting about my own ... brainwiring? Something? Is that I was one of those 'no curse impulse' people until I was assaulted, and then I was one of those 'profanity is just another form of punctuation' people. It's like the trauma experience changed my neurological state access.
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Date:July 24th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, most kids these days say a curse work now and then
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