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Swearing Is Good for You by Emma Byrne
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it was amazing

This brief little book wasn’t just a list of creative ways to swear—which I would have enjoyed—but instead was a fascinating collection of social psychology and neuroscience research about how swearing affects us. Turns out, pretty profoundly (not surprised). And it IS good for you....unless you’re a woman and you’re being judged by your swearing. But the author, a woman in a man’s field, says to lean into it. Make it less taboo. But not so commonplace that it loses its impact.

Oh, it also had some hilarious lists and charts of swear words. So still very very funny (and sarcastic, and British).
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Reading Progress

July 7, 2018 – Started Reading
July 7, 2018 – Shelved
July 26, 2018 – Finished Reading

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