Friday, February 22, 2008

Teen Swearing Trends

This is interesting for me. The article talks about teen swearing as "filler" in their casual conversations. Is it simply filler, such as using "um" or "like?" Or is it imitating perceived adult characteristics? Are students using more curse words in their regular conversation than 10 or 20 years ago? I hear about my students who have the purest of vocabulary on a Sunday morning using some pretty harsh language with their friends at school, when texting, or when they think I can't hear 'em. Any thoughts?

(Thanks to YPulse)

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