As with most topics of interest to me, I have written about it. Forthcoming will be that paper, orginally titled:
Chicks and Dudes—What’s Your Story?: Generational Differences in Regard to Lexicon and Narrative Content
If this were a commercial work, I'd say here's a blurb. But it's not. It's academic. Ergo we have the
The differences between male and female taboo word use in regard to frequency and purpose have, in recent years, been revisited in terms of new ideology and frameworks. The differences between male and female narrative content, in regard to emotional and/or non-emotional content, has been of longstanding linguistic interest. However, research has neglected to seek a understanding of how age of speaker relates to both taboo word use and narrative content.
This study shows a possible link among taboo word use, speaker age, and speaker emotion revealing that purpose—expression of emotion—is a factor in both taboo word use and selection of narrative content.