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Psychologists Now Say That You Should Be Friends With Those Who Swear And Cuss A Lot

By Andrew Alpin, 13 April 2018


How many times have you been told by your parents that if you swear, your mouth would be washed with soap and water. As growing children, we have been taught time and again to stop swearing and cussing. Invariably we have been also taught to assume and stereotype people who swear as uneducated but you’ll be surprised that it is quite the contrary.

1The exact opposite of what you think about those who swear


According to research and recent studies, potty mouths and those who let fly their “Effs” and B’s in different languages are actually a lot smarter than you think.

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2The wrong stereotype


Millions of people worldwide have the notion that those who constantly swear every now and then have no knowledge of the English vocabulary except what they filthy mouths spew every minute. Their lack of intelligence restricts them from expressing disappointments and frustration in any other way besides profanity. 

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3The experts disagree


But now comes along the experts like Timothy Jay of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Kristin Joy of Marist College who completely disagree. 

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4Those who swear are more intelligent with larger vocabularies


According to their research, those who repeated use words that are taboo are actually very fluent in your everyday monotonous or neutral words. ‘People who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately,’ said the researchers. Christian Bale is a regular potty mouth.

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5Possess more linguistic knowledge


The researchers feel that such people who swear with the ability to make nuanced distinction possess more linguistic knowledge rather than less which were perceived earlier. 

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