"Nine Nasty Words" by John McWhorter

"Nine Nasty Words" by John McWhorter

Review by Joshua Isard
A preeminent linguist examines realms of language considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power—and why we love them.

Why the Fµ¢% Not? Thoughts on Profanity for Writers

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 22, 2017
Whether we’re drafting, networking, tweeting, or teaching, writers have to decide on a level of profanity – even if that decision is subconscious. What should writers consider, and how do we choose?

6 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Dirty Words (Grammatically, Of Course)

Column by Holly Slater July 26, 2016
You don’t want your expletives to be too dirty. I mean, the fun kind of dirty, yes, but dirty, lousy with grammar and punctuation mistakes? No fuckin’ way.
There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

News by Kimberly Turner May 18, 2012
A new study of young adult fiction shows that characters who swear are richer, prettier, and more popular.