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Very Bad Words
As long as there’s been language, there have been forbidden words. What gives these words their power? Why are they considered “bad”? Producer and Host, Matt Fidler, reaches out to experts, linguists, and historians to explore these words and their cultural significance. From diving into specific bad words to exploring what language has the “worst curses”, Matt weaves personal stories and interviews to help shed light on the power of very bad words.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 329 ratings
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Rozargo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/18
Really most excellent
I hope this podcast returns for the episodes are marvelous. They are well done and entertaining
Urpso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/18
Love this show. It's not perfect, sure, but I enjoy it a lot. It's very interesting!
Ayu Hoshikawa via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 07/06/18
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Published 06/20/18
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