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The Viennese culture of vituperation

With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the German studies scholar Oksana Havryliv is investigating the phenomenon of verbal aggression among the Viennese population. Across all social strata and at every age, people vociferate and use swearwords mainly to relieve stress. For the first time, the scientist has also asked those involved about…