"Pardon my French": the cheeky, euphemistic phrase that usually follows the use of profanity, shedding some retroactive politeness on words considered in conventional society to be anything but. Some experts, however, see a brighter side of stringing together a few expletives; swearing can actually be psychologically powerful when used effectively.
Ever mutter or shout a series of curse words when you burn your finger on a hot stove, stub your toe, or take a tumble? A study by psychologist
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