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André Meinunger's observations on swear words in all media


A dpa article about Meinunger's observation that Germans are cursing more and more sexually, spread within a few days across all online media, even the major daily newspapers were on board.

The cursing vocabulary of many of our European neighbours has always come from the sexual sphere, while Germans and Austrians have tended to use faecal language so far. According to Meinunger, this has been changing for some years now.