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"the single word and two syllables of 'titwank' is more euphonious than the staccato polysyllabism needed to describe the action in less 'vulgar' language"

by Rebecca Attwood from Times Higher Education When Alan McKee submitted a paper on pornography to a leading social science journal, he did not attempt to spare readers’ blushes. But the language he used did more than raise eyebrows: it earned him a ticking-off from the academic referees who reviewed the paper. “Certain language used in this study is [...]
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