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Swearing is usually regarded as simply lazy language or an abusive lapse in civility.
New research reveals that profanity has many positive virtues, from promoting trust and teamwork in the office to increasing our tolerance to pain.
There’s great research coming out that says that jocular abuse, particularly swearing among friends, is a strong signal of the degree of trust that those friends share.
You’re demonstrating that you have a sophisticated theory of mind about the person that you’re talking to and tha...
Attitudinal surveys show that both men and women tend to judge women’s swearing much more harshly.
For example, when women with breast cancer or arthritis swear as a result of their condition, they’re much more likely to lose friends, particularly female friends. Whereas men who swear ab...
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