It’s almost like a rite of passage. Like birth, puberty, marriage and death, swearing properly for the first time changes us. Try and say you didn’t feel fantastic after emitting your first swear. The sheer relief of releasing the expletive that you’ve tried so hard to contain for most of your childhood – what a high! Welcome to the adult world – you’re going to hate it.
Nothing. I’ve got stuff to do – didn’t even hurt that much anyway.
Cry. A big ugly cry.
Swear: that really fucking hurt.
Being able to speak more than one language definitely makes life interesting. Not only does it lead to opportunities such as living and working abroad, but studies show that it changes the structure and dynamic of the brain.
I’d like to introduce you to Bob Mathers, management skills trainer, lover of languages and also my Dad! Bob writes regularly for Hospital Doctor online on communication and time management and by special request he’s writing a series of blogs for the Crocstar website on the English language. Take it away Bob…