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As Salford Council lifts its ban, it’s time we all stopped being shocked by swearing

Research shows that people are less and less bothered by swearwords—instead, it's slurs that are most likely to cause offence. Is it time us Brits (and the Americans watching our TV shows) got over our problem with swearing?

By Grace Holliday  

Research shows younger people are less concerned about swearing. Is it a good thing? Photo: Prospect composite

Stormzy, the 26-year-old, multiple-award-winning Grime artist and rapper, is officially a purveyor of a luxurious skincare routine. Or at least, that’s the fun fact I think he’s sharing in his latest No1 single ‘Vossi Bop.’  After a busy day taking another man’s girlfriend to a coffee shop, and something to do with his bedsheets (scrapping with a slightly-too-small bottom sheet, I bet), he likes to ‘”finish with a facial.”

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