Sentimental education, or The serious study of swearing [video]

We made a film about swearing. About cursing, profanity and obscene language. About why we do it and what it can tell us about the culture in which we live.

It was made in collaboration with the creatively vulgar people at Tilt, the charmingly foul-mouthed Adam Woollard and Theo Marlow, and expletive-filled insight from Emma ByrneJean-Marc DewaeleMelissa Mohr and Sean Burke.

 

Shorter versions of the four interview sections of the film are available here.

Melissa Mohr on the history of swearing

Jean-Marc Dewaele on cross-cultural swearing

Emma Byrne on the science of swearing

Sean Burke on swearing, comedy and creativity