Baby’s First Profanity
The study’s method was similar to one used by the same researchers in a study conducted in the 1980s, which estimated the prevalence of different profanities. It turns out – according to a comparison between the two papers — that kids are swearing more than they used to, and adults are swearing a lot more than they used to. Take, for example, the two most commonly used curse words, “fuck” and “shit.” In the 2013 study, adults used them 41 percent more than they did 27 years ago. By contrast, children ages 1 through 12 said the two words 10 percent more than they did in the 1980s.
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Baby’s First Profanity

The study’s method was similar to one used by the same researchers in a study conducted in the 1980s, which estimated the prevalence of different profanities. It turns out – according to a comparison between the two papers — that kids are swearing more than they used to, and adults are swearing a lot more than they used to. Take, for example, the two most commonly used curse words, “fuck” and “shit.” In the 2013 study, adults used them 41 percent more than they did 27 years ago. By contrast, children ages 1 through 12 said the two words 10 percent more than they did in the 1980s.

More: FiveThirtyEight

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We’re at ‘peak photographer’ at the moment. There is an entire idiot class of professional photographer who seem to believe they’re creating something essential every time they pick up a camera. It’s not the photographer’s fault. I blame the creative directors who commission them. There are way too many photographs in the world. Think of how many pictures have been taken all over the world in the time you’ve read this article – even this sentence. This is another sentence I’ve just typed, so that’s like a ton more. All these images multiplying and multiplying. All those shitty pictures of cats and beautiful sunsets that sit dying in the corner of your smart phone, shared with the hope of being liked by people who all have the same thousand pictures hiding on their phone. All these forgettable memories. I don’t see that’s much different from the endless stream of boring fashion pictures, boring travel pictures, boring still lifes of food that are commissioned by magazines, ad agencies, marketing firms. For every Juergen Teller there are a million Terry Richardsons. So let’s just stop. Or just use what’s there already. Or at least think about it. Sorry I’ve lost my thread. What was the question again?

Bing, bing, bing.