EP245: Swearing Is Good For You with Dr Emma Byrne
“Bad language” is a divisive issue for writers. Some revel in it, others work hard to keep it clean. Dr Emma Byrne is the author of Swearing Is Good For You, which takes a look a scientific at the benefits of cussing. In this really entertaining and informative episode we talk to Emma Byrne about the history of swearing, its negative associations and the uses of swearing in fiction for both adults and children.
In this episode you will learn…
- Why we swear and how to use it effectively in your writing
- Why we’re more judgemental of women who swear
- And that Charlotte Bronte was a defender of swearing in fiction!
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- Emma’s article on swearing in Children’s Books: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/24/philip-pullman-swearwords-lesson-for-children-la-belle-sauvage
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