When the NYT wants to spark debate about cussing, it asks “Why Do Educated People Use Bad Words?” and then queries one woman and five men.

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Which makes the NYT ripe for cussing out. Impressive class bias, in addition to the sexism. Lovely quote from Timothy Jay: “This doesn’t mean the average person is swearing more. But we have recorded more women swearing in public than before, and more young children using offensive language and at younger ages than before.” The average person would seem to possess a penis.

–Ann Bartow

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