People who live in Manchester swear s**t loads

Experts reveal that we are swearing more than fucking ever


82% of people who live in Manchester think that swearing is more common to our vernacular nowadays than ever before.

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A recent survey has shown that Mancunians don’t give a shit about swearing.

In fact, 88% of those asked in Manchester think we have become desensitised to hearing words that were once frowned upon.

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It suggested that our ears no longer prick up on hearing certain words thanks to the number of them we are exposed to everyday.

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Popular culture makes sufficient use of swear words, with ‘bad’ words cropping up all over the TV, most films and a wide variety of new music.

Even Pope Francis was caught slipping up on his language last month!

Holy fuck!

Holy fuck!

“[In language] words lose their meaning … We become desensitised to them over time.” Kersti Börjars, Professor of Linguistics at UoM, told Mancunian Matters.

She added that swearing is “about wanting to make a statement”.

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And it seems that students of Manchester agree with this, with the occasional “fuck” “shit” and “wanker” rolling off the tongue without a second thought. These words are no longer offensive for the majority of young people.

Harriet Boland, a History student at UoM told The Tab: 

“We are much more casual regarding swear words nowadays, my lecturers aren’t the slightest bit reluctant to swear”.

Better get filling

Better get filling

“Shit isn’t even a bad word anymore!”

Even Urban Dictionary simply classes “shit” as “one of the most popular swear words”, with no recognition of the word’s detrimental meaning.

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Although many of the negative, and perhaps provocative, connotations of swear words have passed, the function of releasing emotions through cursing still remains.