Swearing is considered inappropriate, but that doesn’t mean that swearing no longer exists, does it? Therefore, some studies have already been done to understand why we use these vulgar words and what harm and benefits coarse vocabulary can bring to individuals.
A study published on Medical Daily says that people who swear can be more honest than those who don’t.
“Consistent findings from studies indicate that the positive relationship between swearing and honesty is strong and that the relationship that exists at the individual level actually translates at the societal level,” the study says.
This research listened to 276 people and was conducted through a questionnaire. In this questionnaire, questions were asked that aimed to find out the participants’ honesty in different daily situations. In addition, the researchers also sought to understand the extent to which profanity was used by the participants and in what situations.
In addition, the study also analyzed more than 73,000 Facebook profiles, looking for the presence of posts with profanity. The data was compared with older reports. The researchers concluded that the honesty of the analyzed individuals was greater for those who used profanity.
A 2016 study was also in favor of the use of profanity
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A second study, this time published in 2016, showed that people who used profanity could have higher levels of verbal intelligence and express themselves better.
“Fluency with taboos or ‘swear words’ correlates positively with overall verbal fluency. The more words you create in one category, the more words you create,” Dr. Timothy Gay, Department of Psychology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and author of the study, told Medical Daily. that you created in another class, verbally and verbally.”
Swearing can also help relieve pain.
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Research conducted in England shows that using profanity makes people better tolerate the pain they feel. The study was conducted using cyclists who participated in high-performance races. Those who used profanity during races had better endurance than the athletes who used more polite words.
A similar suggestion was made in another experiment, where people dipped their hands in ice water. Those who used profanity tolerated the annoyance better than those who didn’t.
“It appears that by swearing you evoke an emotional response in yourself, which results in a mild stress response, which in turn brings with it a decrease in stress-induced pain.
It makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint because you’d be a better fighter and faster runner if you weren’t held back by fears of pain.” CNN American.
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