Posts Tagged: Swearing

How I Got My iPhone to Finally Let Me Swear

I was on vacation last week (while apparently you all fell for some app that just sent the word "yo" to each other, and also all suddenly became soccer fans? Great work!) and I took the opportunity to handle all those little annoying tasks that you never get to. For instance: iPhone autocorrect is the most horrible thing in the world. For years, my phone has been typing "ducxking" for me when clearly I intend to type… not that. It's easy to fix!

Go to Settings.

Go to General.

Scroll down for Keyboard.

Hit Shortcuts.

There you can add a "shortcut" but that is actually a dictionary of [...]


In Which Ladies Be Yelling At People

Four Women Celebrate the Joys of Cussing Someone Out. It's like Metropolitan Diary but for real people.


Swearing Relieves Pain, Sounds Cool

Is it possible that humans developed swearing as a pain-management technique? British scientists think so.


Stupid-Ass Kids Doing Good Job Degrading The Culture

“Damn, hell, shit, and fuck are not what an anthropologist observing us would classify as ‘taboo,’ ” says linguist John McWhorter, author of What Language Is: And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be, among other books. “We all say them all the time. Those words are not profane in what our modern culture is—they are, rather, salty. That’s all. Anyone who objects would be surprised to go back 50 years and try to use those words as casually as we do now and ever be asked again to parties.”

Good news for the stupid fucking kids: all that swearing on your Twitter won't keep you from [...]


We Will Soon Be Overrun By Foul-Mouthed Toddlers

Researchers have discovered that today's children are swearing at a much earlier age than those of previous generations. "By the time kids go to school now, they're saying all the words that we try to protect them from on television," says psychology professor Timothy Jay. "We find their swearing really takes off between (ages) three and four." Jay sees this as a natural outgrowth of the rise in adult swearing, i.e. the kids learn it from listening to Mommy and Daddy. Jay also found an increase in the volume of swearing done by the little ones. But there is a troubling note concerning the variety of their exclamations.


Matt Taibbi Has A Bad Pottymouth

Tom Scocca: Am I the only one who sort of wishes that nice Matt Taibbi wouldn't use all those swear words? Choire Sicha: YES. Choire Sicha: I FEEL THE SAME. Choire Sicha: I was like, "You wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal saying 'fellatio'? Ugh!" Tom Scocca: Right? The letter needed not to say "fellatio." Tom Scocca: (Why does iChat not recognize "fellatio" as a word? What is chat software FOR?)


Woman Sweary

Can Awl pal Jess Grose stop swearing before the birth of her child? Sure, why the fuck not.


The Obama Administration Swears Like A Sailor (And Every Previous Administration)

Breaking: A lot of people in the White House use bad words. A lot of people in every White House have used bad words, but now reporters are including those bad words and papers are happy to run those bad words. In this age of YouTube, it is harder for politicians to use bad words and not have them reported. Why do politicians use bad words? Bad words sound more authentic and passionate. The end.