Posted on Tuesday, August 01 2017
Do you have a potty mouth? Know someone who does? Don’t think of it as a negative…research is telling us these are the people we want to have around!
Tons of people have the opinion that people who swear frequently only do it because they don’t have the vocabulary to express themselves intelligently, but psychologists Kristin Joy of Marist College and Timothy Jay of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts disagree with this.
According to their findings, people who use ‘taboo words’ are actually more likely to be fluent in mundane, 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,’ the researchers wrote. ‘The ability to make nuanced distinction indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge.’
Researchers say that those who swear more often are more comfortable expressing themselves and are therefore being more genuine than someone who refrains.
Honestly, you and your friends are so f’in bright!
-Mizzi’s Blog Spot