The more you swear… The smarter you may be
Have you ever thought someone who swears like a trooper might be a bit daft and only do it because they simply can’t think of anything ‘smart’ to say?
Well, it turns out you could be dead wrong. That’s according to research published in the journal of Language Sciences, which states people who swear, may in fact be more intelligent.
Two researchers in the North East United States carried out a study where they asked people to name as many swear words as they could in 60 seconds. They then followed this by asking people in the same time to rank as many words as they could starting with ‘a’, ‘f’, or ‘s’ and again with animals.
The conclusion was those who knew the most amount of swear words, also performed better in other parts of their vocabulary… Meaning that people do NOT just swear because they cannot think of anything else to say, and if fact do so because they have the vocabulary to find the vulgar phrases they’re looking for