Curse word survey

April 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

If you’d like to know what curse words are the most offensive, Cognitive Daily has the answer for you, based on a recent survey.


Tags: , ,

Category: Bigotry, Culture, Language

About the Author ()

Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Erika Price says:

    Certainly not the most statistically valid survey, but you can hardly blame them for trying. Usually, if one wants to learn about a people's perspectives on a subject, one can just seek out a well-run survey, perhaps one published in a peer-reviewed journal or other large scale, reliable source. But "dirty words" don't get much coverage, because of their potential offensiveness to formal survey participants. In my range of experience anyway, very few writers even tackle the subject of dirty language, and those that do submit to the fact that we don't really have any reliable figures on curse word usage and acceptance to date. Most research institutions still find them too touchy to mention.

Leave a Reply