Different periods in history have different swear words. How people throw them around says something about our who we are as a culture. Because we reserve the harshest epithets for the kind of person we most fear becoming.
Hear NPR’s linguist Geoffrey Nunberg get bleeped on the radio, today on KUOW Presents.
Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, Thursday, February 21:
- Panama Canal Expansion Exposes Fossilized Treasures, Revealing Rare Glimpse Into Earth’s History
- The First Africans In America
- With New Smart Cameras, Retailers Follow Your Every Move
- The Ascent Of The "A Word"
- Why You Should Never Tick Off The Hotel Front Desk Clerk
- The Batboy
- New Life For Restored Memories From Seattle’s Female Rockers
- Writers Almanac
- Women In Rock
- Michelle Rhee
- Conversion Therapy