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    How much do you cuss?

    OK, how much do you....? Some TD members come to mind.


    People who are really good at swearing have an important advantage


    Those who are liberal in their use of swear words are not the lazy and uneducated individuals they are often made out to be, a new study claims.

    In fact, a well-stocked vocabulary of swear words is actually a healthy indicator of other verbal abilities.

    Writing in the Language Sciences journal, US-based psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay, dismiss the long-held belief that swearing is a sign of inarticulateness.

    Working with the “poverty of vocabulary” concept (the assumption that people swear because they lack the intellectual capacity to find another way to express themselves) their experiment aimed to find out whether those more fluent in the art of swearing are less fluent in other forms of vocabulary.

    Using students as research subjects the psychologists then asked their participants to say as many different swear words as they could think of in 60 seconds. Other non-swearing tasks such as saying as many animal names in the same space of time were also set to compare the findings.

    The results found that volunteers who could produce the greatest quantity of swear words could also produce the most words in other categories. If the “poverty of vocabulary” explanation was true then the opposite should have been the case.

    In the journal entry, the co-authors wrote: “We cannot help but judge others on the basis of their speech. 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 overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view of swearing. That is, a voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies.

    "Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately.”

    People who are really good at swearing have an important advantage | UK | News | The Independent
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    When I'm not verbally cursing, I'm thinking of it.

    Feels good.

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    Fuck off, Jeff... You slimy, lying, cnut rotting cock piper, cock-tip infidel.

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    Fuck off Milky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Fuck off, Jeff... You slimy, lying, cnut rotting cock piper, cock-tip infidel.
    Stunningly bad study. Perceptions of people as inarticulate if they swear a lot is based on usage - NOT knowledge.

    I know loads of swear words. Can't say I use them much, if at all in conversations.

    I knew a bloke once who could not say a sentence without swearing - but it was always the same word (or variations there of).

    "I went down the f*cking pub, with me f*cking mates to have a couple of f*cking beers, when these f*ckers decided to f*ck with our f*ck, so we f*cking had em".

    All the study proved is that people with a large vocab - have a large vocab.

    Massive fail, authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Massive fail, authors.
    No kidding. But given it is a Milkman thread, is anyone surprised?

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    Where's the video?


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    Y'wanna know something- my decade of living in Thailand has made me a lot worse in my cussing and general vulgarity. I'm not proud of it, and I wonder why.

    I think part of it is the constraints of having been a 'suit' in 'polite company' are now convincingly eliminated.

    I think another part is being surrounded by a People with a totally different linguistic and cultural heritage, to whom sometimes one uses vulgarity as a form of shock therapy. I seem to be moving away from that lately, due to lack of results. Or age.

    I think another other part is a meaningless Howl against a country, a system, culture, society, that has done nothing but shoot itself in the foot ever since I have lived here. And it just keeps getting worse.

    The last part, sadly, is due to my background. Born in werkin' class brummie. Ended up a naval officer, then an investment guy. All quite attuned to ripe language. Guilty as charged.

    All in all, I think the cursing is justified. Yet I know it is below me.
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    Profanity is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate mother fucker! Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    But given it is a Milkman thread, is anyone surprised?
    Not in the slightest.

    The capacity for moronic drivel coming from that fucking mung bean is as fucking expected as it is fucking limitless.

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    I say the 'F word' regularly without realising it most times. Strange as it may seem, my kids never seem to pick up on it, use it, or ask what it means.

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    One should refrain from cursing on this vulgar thread.

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    Sorry, repeat post.

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    I've noticed during my time here in Thailand that many expats from the lower end of society, particularly artisan types from the Antipodes, use profanity as a form of punctuation. Sometimes, it is quite euphonious and when used fluently adds a certain rhythm but mostly it is no more than a verbal tic employed as a means of gaining time while their enfeebled minds search for the mot juste.

    I swear but only as a device to reinforce my point and to add humour ......as in " Ant is a fucking spunk bubble ".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    I swear but only as a device to reinforce my point and to add humour ......as in " Ant is a fucking spunk bubble ".

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    Oh about 50% bugger that is now 50.00000000000000000000000000001%

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    I'm a [at][at][at][at] for swearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    cock-tip infidel
    that's a peculiar insult.

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    literally fucking every motherfucking other twatting word usually

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    I think you nasty uncouth coonts should be more like me and speak the Queens English without resorting to using all those naughty swear words.

    Jesus fooking christ, this is a public forum after all.

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    People who swear most are CLEVERER: Study finds those with a penchant for profanity have a higher IQ
    So go fcuk yourselves.




    New research has shown that people who punctuate their speech with profanities are actually more intelligent then those who avoid naughty words











    Bad language: People who have the biggest range of swear words are most intelligent It has long been assumed that the lower someone's IQ is the more likely they are to resort to colourful language in a crisis.
    But now new research has shown that people who punctuate their speech with profanities are actually more intelligent then those who avoid naughty words.
    Scientists studied people's ability to name as many swear words as they could within 60 seconds.
    The same test was given but with animal names and ordinary words.
    The researchers found those who could name more profanities were able to name more words overall.


    Writing in the Languages Sciences journal, the authors of the study, psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay, said: "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 overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view of swearing. That is, a voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies.
    "Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately.”
    People who swear most are CLEVERER: Study finds those with a penchant for profanity have a higher IQ - Mirror Online

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    Perhaps too much, as my daughter came home from school yesterday and advised me that her Math teacher was a fucking retard.

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    F-ing savant , no dought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    Where's the video?

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