An interesting article. My mother was in an abusive relationship with my father, a misogynist, and potty mouthed man. She was raised protestant, and one commandment is against swearing. She taught all of us kids it is impolite to swear. To this day, I cannot use “bad” language. I love Stephen Pinker, evolutionary psychology, etc., but what we learn early on is extremely difficult to reverse. Even now, when someone uses certain words, I feel it is abusive, and very impolite.

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