Morning Edition story: Why Kids Curse

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Mar 27 16:51:30 UTC 2008

Hear Jesse Scheidlower (and Steven Pinker) in the Morning Edition
story on Why Kids Curse:

I note that Pinker maintains the fellatio origin of "suck" and gives
"jerk" as another term with a similarly vulgar origin. I'm just
reporting what I heard: not saying I agree.

---Amy West

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