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Most kids curse before they learn the alphabet

Most kids curse before they learn the alphabet

(NEWSER– Most kids can utter an expletive before they even know their ABCs—probably because their parents (and most other adults) have such terrible pottymouths, according to a new book. In Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, Mellissa Mohr argues that English-speakers actually use a curse word about once every 140 words, theDaily Mail reports. That makes foul language as popular as first person plural pronouns like "our," "us," and "we." Among the book's findings:

  • Cursing usually "kicks off" when a child is three or four.
  • About 0.7% of all English words spoken on a given day are swear words.

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