SWEAR WORDS, Dirty words bring relief from pain
Profanity is F****g good for you
Uttering expletives when you hurt yourself is a sensible policy, according to scientists who have shown
swearing can help reduce pain. “Bad words are unexpectedly useful in fostering human relations
because they carry risk.” A study by Keele University researchers found volunteers who cursed at will could
endure pain nearly 50% longer than civil-tongued peers. They believe swearing helps us downplay being
hurt in favour of a more pain-tolerant machismo. The work by Dr Richard Stephens' team appears in the
When used correctly, in other words, profanity is expressively complicated. For Adams, this is just one more reason to cultivate profanity—and to admire it.
People Who Swear Are More Honest Than Those Who Don’t, Finds a New University Study - BUT
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?
Measures of government accountability. States with higher levels of swearing had a higher integrity score according to a 2012 index published by the Center for Public Integrity.
I’ve heard it said many times: “I don’t trust people who don’t swear.” It’s not an empirical statement. Just an intuition, that people who shy away from salty language might also shy away from certain truths—may even be, perhaps, a little delusional. Few people characterize teetotalers of swearing with more bite than Stephen Fry, who believes “the sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or of a lack of verbal interest is just a fucking lunatic.” George Carlin would approve. A comically exaggerated view. No, swearing isn't necessarily a sign of mental illness. But it does correlate strongly with truthtelling.
It seems all the suspicious salts out there may have happened upon a measurable phenomenon. A study published last year with the cheeky title “Frankly, We Do Give a Damn: The Relationship Between Profanity and Honesty,” notes, “the consistent findings across the studies suggest that the positive relation between profanity and honesty is robust, and that relationship found at the individual level indeed translates to the society level.” It’s true, some research shows that people who swear may be likely to violate other social norms, god bless ‘em, but they are also less likely to lie during police interrogations.
In Praise of Profanity includes appreciations of profane performers from The Sopranos to Sarah Silverman to Cee-lo to that classic “children’s” book Go the Fuck to Sleep.
useful social functions
“bringing us together.”
Part of the point of profanity, after all, is that your dad disapproves of it. “Shit” may not have the punch it once did, Adams told me, but that “doesn’t mean we want all of the social unacceptability of it to be worn away, because in that case the words would just be normal words.” If you’re teaching your kids profanity, you need to teach them that profanity isn’t something they’re supposed to use. Otherwise, how will they fucking learn to use it correctly?
The "NASTY WOMEN"
The "NASTY WOMEN" insult as a debate-acceptable stand-in for more overtly offensive, women-specific insults, like “bitch” or “cunt.”
"The Cunt: Own the language - Own the
Conversation" ~ Karen Ellis
The word 'Cunt' in the vernacular means vagina. To many the word “cunt” is one of the most vile, obscene and vulgar swear words in the English language.
The word itself was originally a term of respect and reverence for a powerful, spiritually enlightened woman. 'Cunt' devies from 'Kunda' or 'Cunti', the Oriental Great Goddess. She was the Great yoni (Sanskrit = Source of all life) of the Universe, where all life came from and to where all life returned for renewal. ~ origin unknown
George Carlin Performs His “Seven Dirty Words” Routine: Historic and Completely NSFW
SKANGERS/SKOBES LANGUAGE Anyone who has read Roddy Doyle should be well versed. Swear words populate every sentence.