Profanity Hasn’t Come Very Far

As a lover of language, I was disheartened to learn how little we’ve progressed in creative ways to express our f-bombs. Read this post from Mark Lamster about an incredible official document published by Major League Baseball in 1897 on the rise in profanity used by players. Mark notes how "fresh" the profanity seems. As Dan Drezner says,

While it’s fascinating to read that profanity hasn’t changed that much in 110 years, it’s also a little disturbing…it appears that Americans have yet to improve on "You c$%#-s&^%ing [email protected]#!$!!!"

Excerpt from the document:


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