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Swearing is a sign of the times

20:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(San Diego State University) George Carlin's 1972 routine 'the seven words you can never say on television' underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has changed over time captures the evolving American psyche, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge.

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