Global swearing on the British Broadcorping Castration

The BBC commissioned an article from me on why different languages focus on different things in their strong language. It’s just gone live. They paid me for it, so I can’t just repost it here. But I can give you the link to it, and I can tell you about a few things that got cut in the edit (for length or for politeness).

Here’s the link to the article:

Mind your language! Swearing around the world

Here are three original versions from the pre-edited draft: Continue reading