A fucked-up forecast

In Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing and Improper Language (1927), Robert Graves noted a decline in the use of foul language.

He projected that this would continue until foul language had all but disappeared from the average man’s vocabulary.

Dalrymple comments:

History has not borne Graves out, to say the least: indeed, I have known economists make more accurate predictions.

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