How to cuss out a guy
The Peregrine by J.A. BakerFrom autumn to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk.
It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.
To the Guys Cursing Me Out for Not Messaging Them Back Online
Apr 10, PM. Apr 12, PM. I don't say anything because I don't want to be disrespectful. But you have to go bitching around to all your "friends" calling me rude names. What the hell is wrong with you?
There are probably hundreds of reasons why you want to curse him out. I am sure you have very good reasons to call him every name in the book. I know you would like to march over there right now and give him a piece of your mind. I am sure you would like to write him a letter, text or an email telling him off for every rotten evil thing he has ever done to you. I am sure you have very good reasons to want to hit him over the head with a shovel as well. Let me explain why. You showed your hand.
Why would a psychological scientist study swearing? Expertise in such an area has different practical significance inside and outside the community of psychological science. Outside the scientific community, expertise on taboo language is justification for frequent consultation about contemporary issues that are perennial: Is swearing harmful? Should children be allowed to swear? Is our swearing getting worse?