Lexicon Valley

S–t, Hell, and Darn

Dissecting three common curse words.

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About the Show

If you’ve ever had curious thoughts and questions about the ways we speak, read, and write, Lexicon Valley is the show for you. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

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Curse words can reveal a lot about the English language. Shit, hell, and darn, to name three, contain countless linguistic lessons.

Podcast production by Mike Vuolo.