5 Mar 2016

Rebecca Roache: the power of swearing

From Saturday Morning, 8:35 am on 5 March 2016
Rebecca Roache

Rebecca Roache Photo: supplied

“Strong language is less likely to cause offence where it does not surprise”, according to the RNZ policy on swearing.

Kim Hill meets an expert on the subject – Rebecca Roache – to explore the mighty F-word and how other cultures use offensive language:

Rebecca Roache is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she teaches practical ethics, logic, and philosophy of mind. She is currently writing a book about swearing, and wrote the essay Naughty Words, recently published in Aeon.