Why a University English Professor Secretly Swears like a Sailor

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Is profanity an essential facet of popular speech?

Michael Adams, Professor of English Language and Literature at Indiana University Bloomington, joins us to discuss his new book, In Praise of Profanity. In it, Adams argues that foul language has a very important place in popular speech and defends these "bad words" against the unfair stigma they have received in polite company. Let's hope he remembers that there are seven special words he's not allowed to say on our airwaves...