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    People Who Swear May Be More Honest, 2 studies confirm.

    People Who Swear May Be More Honest Than Those With A Less Colorful Vocabulary.

     

    Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more gracious attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary: Honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be.

    The researchers found that while liars are known to prefer third-person pronouns and negative words in their speech, honest individuals are more likely to use profanity. According to the researchers, that’s because swearing is often used to express one’s feelings, and people who do this more regularly portray themselves in a more honest light, Scientists reported.
    Past research has suggested that swearing may also be a sign of increased intelligence.  More at link.

    I realize some people think that individuals who don’t swear are better people, which to this poster is strange. Swearing or not has no effect on how I judge someone. Never has.

     

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/people-who-swear-may-be-more-honest-than-those-with-a-less-colorful-vocabulary/ar-BBxRoIQ?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCDHP

     

     

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    • PennLawyer (1774 posts)
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      1. Damn straight, Skippy!

      This is going on my FB page.  Nothing more irritating than some pious individual who wouldn’t say “Shit!!” if they had a mouthful of it.

      • Downwinder (1702 posts)
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        3. How do you fit Nixon into that? Public and Private positions?

        • HIP56948 (1407 posts)
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          4. Mostly likely private. Which proves the point.

        • Blackspade (2292 posts)
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          7. I don't want to think about Nixon and "positions" in the same sentence….

          • Entrepreneur (1295 posts)
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            20. Yep. Eckhh.

            No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
    • djean111 (2689 posts)
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      2. Fuckin' A.

      “A” stands for Affirmative, by the way!  For those who don’t know.

      I am not saying that being honest is the same as being right.  But at least people know exactly where I stand on things.

      You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.
      • Mom Cat (5404 posts)
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        5. Holy shit! We got nailed!

             NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
      • Entrepreneur (1295 posts)
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        21. I did not know that.

        No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
    • Blackspade (2292 posts)
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      6. Fucking A right!

      ;)

    • NV Wino (2043 posts)
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      8. Just call me Honest Abe

          Don't blame me. I voted for Bernie and Jill.
    • Caretha (590 posts)
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      9. Now you know why

      I have a damn hard time not swearing in all my posts.  Yes, it’s because I’m more intelligent than most.

      “Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
    • N2Doc (2293 posts)
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      10. Well of course

      calling @dorkzilla

      "But nothing ever changes unless there's some pain" - Tears For Fears "Goodnight Song"
      • dorkzilla (2206 posts)
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        12. Well of course! Isn't it fucking obvious?

        As a formidable potty-mouth I have a few relatives that are CONSTANTLY asking me why am I not more lady-like, why I find it so necessary to fucking swear so fucking much, and asked why a woman with a well-developed vocabulary would have to stoop to such filth. One relative in particular is the phoniest, Bible-thumping Evangelical bitch who cheats on her husband and steals money.  I’ve always known her piety was a mask.

        Last Spring, I was tooling around England with my friend Chris who thoughtfully took a week off his high-powered and boring job to drive me around and sight-see and I was hurling expletives like a champ. I suddenly felt really self-conscious about it and apologized as my rather proper upper-crust mate was not so inclined and he stopped me in my tracks; “Please don’t ever apologize or change a thing. Zilla, I always take your colorful way of speaking as an absolute sign of your sincerity and lack of pretense”.

        So my phony Aunt can shove it up her too-tightly wound ass.

        • so far from heaven (6209 posts)
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          17. So, it seems you and I must be truly honest individuals.

          Aint that a fucking rush……..

          Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
          • dorkzilla (2206 posts)
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            19. That's part of why we're friends

            <3

    • Flygirl (1749 posts)
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      11. Fucking yes!!!

      Thats a fucking good study!!

      hot damn!!

      According to the DNC I am a Wife of a Taco Bowl Member!
    • Silver Witch (3193 posts)
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      13. Fuck yeah. We are more honest.

      And perhaps live longer!!

      Use your energy, resources and time more wisely to create a better world instead of falling for and spreading all this oligarch generated hysteria. ~Dont call me Shirley Science 101. Just do it…. and hope you live through it and can report about it. ~So Far From Heaven
    • TRex (1600 posts)
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      14. No fucking way!

      I never promised you a rose garden.
    • so far from heaven (6209 posts)
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      15. No shit. I've been saying that for years.

      No shit. About time those fuckbrain scientists got around to this.

      Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • so far from heaven (6209 posts)
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      16. Hey,

      @mannygoldstein , here’s a fucking update on your post on naughty girls using the fuck word more often than boys these days.

      Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • HIP56948 (1407 posts)
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        18. Thanks! Interesting. I've always thought that expressing anger at something..

        …is more healthy than quietly holding all that frustration inside I’ll live to be an old, old man.  

        • dorkzilla (2206 posts)
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          23. Let's celebrate our mutual 200th birthdays together!

          “Curse more, live longer” is a motto I can fucking get behind.

    • Entrepreneur (1295 posts)
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      22. What a great thread.

      No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
      • dorkzilla (2206 posts)
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        24. You mean great FUCKING thread, don't you?

        😁

        • Entrepreneur (1295 posts)
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          26. Absofuckinglutely.

          No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
        • so far from heaven (6209 posts)
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          29. No, it's a fucking GREAT thread!!!

          For some strange reason I think I’m like the guy in your sig.

          What the hell.

          Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
          • dorkzilla (2206 posts)
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            34. Are you saying my father smelt of elderberries?

            That guy is very special to me.  He (and the rest of his troupe) informed my tender 10 year old brain’s sense of humor lobe and continues to influence me on a daily basis.

    • ravensong (926 posts)
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      25. Fuck that! I never swear, and I'm totally honest! I swear! nt

      “Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system which is corrupt—that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy,”  ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders  
    • StupidRedhead (2198 posts)
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      27. Fuck! I must be a genius.

    • NVBirdlady (3752 posts)
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      28. I certainly hope so!

      President Trump. Thanks DNC, HRC, DWS. #StillSanders. #NoDAPL  #NoKXL Giant Meteor 2020
    • senz (4309 posts)
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      30. Total agreement! Fuck yeah!

      I’ll take real over phony any day.

    • liberalguy (270 posts)
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      31. Most of us have a professional life to safeguard.

      When I’m conscious of how what I’m saying will affect the organization(s) I represent, I find that I’m using the most formal and careful language I can, at the expense of being clear and honest.

      When I’m anonymous? Yes actually, I really do believe that shit.

      There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. - Don Herold
      • HIP56948 (1407 posts)
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        35. Oh, I fully understand. I certainly don't use any off-color language when I'm..

        ..with a group of strangers or giving a talk on astronomy.  “Astronomers don’t  care too much about the fucking moon…it gets in the way of deep space discovery by it’s God-damn brightness”  ..ain’t gonna cut it!  

    • INTJ (1388 posts)
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      32. Hah! Take that MOM!!!!!!

      Pretty easy to say.  Moms been dead for more than a fuck’n decade!

      Grant us the vision to see what must be changed and save us from making it even worse.
    • Satan (1179 posts)
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      33. I *invented* swearing…. and yet some people call me "the father of lies"

      Guess they fucking need to read this goddamned piece of shit article??

      Fuck Trump, and fuck anybody who defends him. He has proven himself to be a threat to all life on Earth.