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The Week: The arguments for and against swearing


A study co-authored by David Stillwell, Professor of Computational Social Science and Academic Director of the Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in an article about swearing, after BBC was forced to issue a swift apology for broadcasting a swear word during its coverage of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

“Swearing is often inappropriate but it can also be evidence that someone is telling you their honest opinion. Just as they aren’t filtering their language to be more palatable, they’re also not filtering their views.” David said.

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