Swearing is the name of the thing.

Some ancient words became more offensive over time.

People are trying to raise the topic of Jeremy Hunt.

It is not clever and it is not big. It's possible that it's both.

Do you mean to call my mother a liar? Research shows that swearing can make you appear more persuasive.

It's true. It can make you happy and fit.

Is it possible that it works? There are still many unanswered questions about swearing according to a new paper.

That is wonderful. Is there any answer to those? It seems like swearing is powerful. It is capable of producing a range of effects.

Some of these are not negative. I agree. People who swore could keep their hands in a bucket of ice water for longer than people who didn't. Chanting a swearword increases strength and flexibility.

I don't do that because I don't like physical exercise. Swearing increases credibility and strengthens relationships. Text messages with swearing seem to be more believable than those without.

Is it a good idea to swear all the time? It is not possible to say yes. Swearing can be seen as impoliteness, direct insult of another person, or a display of aggression. The context is the most important thing.

I don't know if I can help myself. If you can, please try.

There are fiddlesticks. It looks as if you can do it.

Where does swearing come from? swearwords hold less force for those who speak them as a second language and foreign language swearing doesn't produce the same reaction.

Rachel Riley on Countdown with the word ‘gobshite’.

Britons are finding a new favourite swear word.

Is that saying it goes back to childhood? It's a good question. There isn't much empirical evidence to support the idea that swearwords cause emotional arousal because we were punished for using them as children.

What should happen if not that? It's hard to tell. A different part of the brain is used to process swearing. According to the study, it may cause the amygdala and basal ganglia to be activated.

I don't know what that means. Neither.

Thanks to its liberal use of the word dickhead, this study is highly credible.

Don't say: "All you worthless!"