The sweary links are arriving thick and fast these days. Here’s a fresh batch of foul-mouthed items of interest.
The Globe and Mail, having published the band name Fucked Up, robustly defends the decision.
It wasn’t all nasty, brutish and short. Countering the myth of Anglo-Saxon swearing.
Finding the poetry in Kim Sears’ profanity.
Fuck your moralistic hand-wringing: women swear too (and always have done).
A selection of insults and profanities from around the world.
17thC woodcut showing the dangers of swearing (via @nllspace and @DaintyBallerina). Stop me if I’m reading this wrong, but it looks to me like if you swear you get extendable eyes like Mantenna or you’re whisked off for some aerial lovin’ from a tall dark stranger. Maybe the danger is that you’ll enjoy it too goddamn much.