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Swearing is good for you


Kia Ora.

We’re often told that swearing is offensive, that it’s a sign of a limited vocab or intellect. Traditionally it's not in the dictionary and mum & dad will wash your mouth out with soap if that catch ya saying bad words. But latest research by neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, and others has revealed that swear words can have surprising appropiate circumstances.

One of the benefits of a well-timed expletive is that it can reduce pain. Psychologists conducted an experiment in which subjects were asked to stick their hand in ice water and hold it as long as they could while being allowed to yell out a curse word and again while uttering a neutral word like “wooden.” It turns out, when swearing, the subjects could keep their hands submerged longer and their perception of pain went down.

That's F#%&ing magic!!!!