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    • What the F

    • What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
    • By: Benjamin K. Bergen
    • Narrated by: Benjamin K. Bergen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 898

    Nearly everyone swears - whether it's over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies, and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we'll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who knew...

    • By Sharey on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Louder Than Words

    • The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
    • By: Benjamin K. Bergen
    • Narrated by: Benjamin K. Bergen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 342

    Whether it’s brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning - a uniquely human magic trick in which you vibrate your vocal cords to make your innermost thoughts pop up in someone else’s mind. You can use it to talk about all sorts of things - from your new labradoodle puppy to the expansive gardens at Versailles, from Roger Federer’s backhand to things that don’t exist at all, like flying pigs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost too thorough

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $20.99