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Swearing Is Good for You

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Self Help
Unabridged   5.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/23/2018

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Swearing Is Good for You

The Amazing Science of Bad Language

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681689920
Digital Download ISBN:9781681689937

Summary

In a sparkling debut in the entertaining pop science vein of Mary Roach, scientist Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you.

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In a sparkling debut in the entertaining pop science vein of Mary Roach, scientist Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. She reveals how swearing has been around since the earliest humans began to communicate, and has been shown to reduce physical pain, to lower anxiety, to prevent physical violence, to help trauma victims recover language, and to promote human cooperation. Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies― from the "ice bucket test" for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette's and swearing, to a chimpanzee who curses at her handler in sign language—Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.

Reviews/Praise

"Byrne provides a refreshing, entertaining, instructive examination of a "surprisingly flexible part of a linguistic repertoire."—Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Emma Byrne has written on science, language, and society for the BBC, Science, the BMJ, the Financial Times, and Forbes. She lives in London.