Word for Word #41 C U Next Tuesday

Oct 06, 2021

In this special expletive-laden episode of Word for Word, Melissa Kemble interviews linguist and academic Kate Burridge from Monash University about swearing. Warning, this episode contains A LOT of bad language.

Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it. 

You can also explore the 'additional links' and definitions below to learn more about our favourite swear words. 

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Words & Definitions

Macquarie Dictionary definitions from this episode:

Additional Links

Read more about the topics and themes discussed:

We're not here to f*ck spiders

We're still not here to f*ck spiders

Cate Blanchett has caused a stir



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