Posted: 15 December, 2015 by @Scoopla

Study Finds People Who Swear Are Smart AF

Tell your mum b*tches!

A study that found people who swear regularly have a larger vocabulary, are more confident and maybe even smarter than milder mannered folk. F*ck yeah!


Language Sciences journal published the study, which found those who swear easily and more creatively, have a greater vocabulary in general.

The individuals who took part in the test were asked to recite as many expletives as they could in 60 seconds, and then name as many animals as they could in the same amount of time.

Scientists found those who nailed the cuss words also were f*cking good at naming animals. 

This is what psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay had to say about the findings:

“Unfortunately, when it comes to taboo language, it is a common assumption that people who swear frequently are lazy, do not have an adequate vocabulary, lack education, or simply cannot control themselves,” the study’s authors, Kristin and Timothy Jay said.

“The overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the [normal] view of swearing. 

They continued:

“Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately. The ability to make nuanced distinctions indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge.”

So there you have it, swearing is mother-f*cking a skill all you a**holes should appreciate! 

 

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