For an oup title i was expecting more adams is well versed and well read in the subject which is to be expected but to praise something like profanity without any defined norms or standards is an exercise in futility the secularists real f word. In praise of profanity michael adams a provocative unapologetic defense of profanity in modern society weaves together linguistic and psychological analyses of why we swear for emotional release as a way to promote group solidarity or to create intimate relationships. What the f what swearing reveals about our language our brains and ourselves by benjamin k bergen 271 pp basic books 2799 in praise of profanity by michael adams 253 pp oxford university press 1795. Dave shiflett reviews in praise of profanity by michael adams and what the f what swearing reveals about our language our brains and ourselves by benjamin k bergen. Discreet profanity charms the bourgeoisie and they still buy books knowing this michael adams has written in praise of profanity as an amusing look at language usage that violates norms set down and followed by those who control power and the rest of us in our english speaking cultures
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