"People who swear
at each other are less likely to use actual physical violence," Byrne says.
"If you hand someone an icecold glass of water they will hold on to it for longer if they swear
He stated that the officers still swear
to obey their army commanders, and since the president is the supreme commander of the armed forces, then the oath dictates they obey him as well.
If you really wanted to shame him into trying not to swear
, tape him and play it back.
The research surveyed 2,241 people and found that nine out of 10 parents have heard their children swear
and only 34% of parents punished their children for their bad language.
My last good swear
was on Sunday, when I read that John Dunford, general secretary of the Secondary Heads' Association, was suggesting live football should be screened after the 9pm watershed to prevent children lip-reading the fruity language of potty-mouthed players.
They argued that, while the swear
words ``might be regarded as extreme in polite conversation'', they were ``common currency'' in that business.
It is significant that Hamlet swears
revenge in soliloquy; his oath is not public, nor does it ever become so.
Dina Alian, an Egyptian school teacher, said: "Of course I'll get offended if someone swears
at or around me because it shows lack of ethics and respect [towards] others."
When the students take charge of camcorders, we see that the law of the playground is to swear
loudly and often.
There are exceptions: you're not allowed to use bad words when you're on telly, and I never swear
at anyone in the service industry, on the grounds that they have a hard enough time already without some rude git effing at them.
I played in the non-League with dockers who every other word was a swear