Does Cussing Makes it Funnier?

Why does cussing always make things funnier? Is it because of the forbidden words?  Do we secretly get a kick out of breaking those rules we followed (mostly) until adulthood?  If we were allowed to use those words our whole lives as if they were any other word in the dictionary, would they have the same punch?  On Netflix,  the cuss words in Family Guy aren’t bleeped out and it always tickles me more, even if I have already seen the episode. When my friend emailed my personal address earlier today, she was happy she could cuss in the email. She used to have to keep the conversation PG when we were using our work email addresses. That’s what prompted my question about the impact and appeal of cuss words.

NaBloPoMo November 2014


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