As most of you know, Geoff and I go out of our way to keep from swearing in this space. This is mostly because this blog is read by our parents and both our mothers have been known to need smelling salts if they encounter too many F-bombs. That being said, we both swear like sailors IRL and, as Geoff has said many times, he learned his particular talent for blue language in Cub Scouts and then basically got a graduate course in Foul Language in the Army.
So this post, both as it pertains to swear words, social media, writing, and the evolution of language, is very interesting. I’m posting it here knowing that it will likely make our mothers reach for the smelling salts. Be that as it may, the social science behind it is really interesting. Also, the Strong Language blog is quite a read and worth checking out. More after the jump.