Ep. 59: F**k, s**t, c**t and the truly unspeakable
Leading linguistics professor at Columbia University John McWhorter talks about his brilliant book Nine Nasty Words, and the origin of swearing. Why are some words profane, and others not? How has it changed over time, and what will the unmentionable words of the future be?
John McWhorter Links:
Nine Nasty Words: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Nasty-Words-English-Forever/dp/0593188799
Andrew Gold Links: