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The ancient history of adding insult to injury

Andrew M. McClellan, San Diego State University At one point in the latest James Bond installment, “No Time To...

WTF? Slurs offend young adults more than swearing

Benjamin Bergen, University of California San Diego In 1972, the comedian George Carlin performed a comedy routine in which he listed the seven words you...

When does trash talking work?

Karen C.P. McDermott, University of Connecticut The Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it. Karen C.P. McDermott recently completed a study on trash talk,...

The slippery slope of dehumanizing language

Allison Skinner, Northwestern University Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. When Roseanne Barr tweeted that former White House...

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