Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Announcing “The Long Bleep,” a Podcast and Blog About Taboo Language

After six months of planning, I’m happy to announced The Long Bleep, a podcast and blog about taboo language: four-letter words, dirty words, obscenities, and more.

The first step is a questionnaire.

Its results will be used to create podcasts and blog posts structured around things that really happened when taboo language was used: confrontations, first encounters, eureka moments, learning situations.

Those stories will lead us down cultural and historical paths as we tease out the complicated relationship English-speakers worldwide have with “dirty words.”

Early on we’ll talk to kids about bad words, so I’d love to have your kids answer the questionnaire, too.

Visit “The Long Bleep” to find out more.

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Grant Barrett