Ever have someone you stopped hanging out with because they cursed a lot? Well, guess what? Science says that they probably were a better and more honest friend than your straight-laced ones.
When we were kids, most of us were told not to swear because it’s rude and offensive or considered uneducated. However, science says that ability to generate cuss words is not a sign of verbal deficits or lack of manners. On the contrary, this ability is closely associated with having a wide vocabulary and high fluency.
Studies say the ability to used swear words is not a sign of verbal deficits or lack of manners, it’s actually closely associated with having a wide vocabulary and high fluency that indicates the presence of more rather than less linguistic knowledge.
Quick-tongued dirty word using people also are shown to have higher rates of honesty. There is a positive relationship between honesty and profanity use. And, last but not least, psychologists also say that people who tend to curse a lot are more comfortable expressing their feelings and opinions as opposed to those who tend to beat around the bush and make up stupid words like frek instead of just saying what they really want to. So, next time, you want to accuse a friend of yours of swearing like a sailor, remember that science says that’s probably one of your most reliable friends.