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Special Edition: WTF? We’re Cursing More

• 17 min

How often do you use swear words? If they’ve become a more regular part of your vocabulary, you’re not alone. Research shows Americans have been cursing more often since the onset of the pandemic. We’ll get into the history of curse words, and where they get their power, with the man who wrote the book on profanity, Michael Adams. He’s a linguist and English professor at Indiana University. But first, we have author and executive coach May Busch. She spent 24 years in the investment banking world and is now a go-to advisor on things like career advancement and how to better communicate in the workplace. She explains when it’s ok, even encouraged, to use curse words at work and when to avoid it. Warning: there are curse words said in the second half of this episode. This episode is brought to you by and (Listen for the discount code) Get ad-free episodes and support the show by becoming an INSIDER:

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