'Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet': Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F word0.7% of all English spoken language is swearingMany children learn swear words before the alphabetBad language dates to Romans and Anglo-Saxons By Hugo Gye and David Gardner PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet, according to a new book that examines bad language and its origins. English speakers also use a curse word on average once in every 140 words, roughly the same proportion as the first person plural pronouns such as ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our.’ The surprising preponderance of swearing in everyday language probably explains why the majority of children know at least one obscene word by the age of two, says language expert Dr. Mellissa Mohr, from Stanford University in California.
Four-year-old boy dies after falling 60 FEET from third floor window in a block of flatsHe plunged from the third floor of a building in Pollokshields, GlasgowRushed to hospital but police said he died a short time after arrivingStrathclyde Police have launched an investigation into cause of the fall By Matt Blake PUBLISHED: 16:53 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:50 GMT, 8 March 2013 A four-year-old boy has died after falling from the top-floor window of a block of flats, police said. The child plunged from the third floor of a building in Pollokshields, Glasgow, at about 10.20am
Louise Mensch's business partner 'exaggerated his links to Tony Blair in bid to woo investors for failing company' | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 16 December 2012 Luke Bozier, the business partner of former Tory MP Louise Mensch, boasted of being a senior aide to Tony Blair in a bid to get investors interested in his failing company. The father-of-two is currently under investigation on suspicion of viewing or possessing indecent images of children. He claimed he was a senior aide to the former prime minister when trying to persuade Ms Mensch, who resigned as an MP in August, to team up with him to launch their social networking business
Two men who masterminded 3m deception of elderly and vulnerable people become first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud Omar Eshpari and Stefan Mitchell set up a string of fraudulent companiesThey conned people into buying land that was worthless or over-pricedThey were jailed for seven and six years respectively todayCommander Steve Head said it was a 'landmark moment' for combating and preventing fraud | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 6 December 2012 Two men have become the first in Britain to be jailed for land banking fraud today after conning elderly and vulnerable people out of 3million. Omar Eshpari, 33, and Stefan Mitchell, 42, masterminded the deception, conning people into buying plots of land that were either worthless or massively over-priced