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What We’re Reading: May 30, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features a modern history of swearing, a course in online civility, one blogger’s thoughts on eliminating the survey course, summer reading options, and much more.

History in the News
The Modern History of Swearing: Where All the Dirtiest Words Come From
Salon excerpts some of the interesting etymologies of some of our most colorful nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

The German Historical Institute Spring Lecture Series

The GHI has released information on its annual spring lecture series, on the topic of public debt—a timely topic, in light of austerity and debates over US federal government debt.