We f***ing knew it; People who swear the most have the largest vocabulary
A new study reveals that people that curse most frequently are also the most articulate.
The research, carried out by psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay was published in the Language Sciences Journal and it turns on its head years of advice from mothers across the world, who told us that bad language was the refuge of those with little to say.
“Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions,” the Jays say in the study.
“The ability to make nuanced distinctions indicates the presence of more linguistic knowledge.”
The study asked people to say as many different swear words as they could in 60 seconds.
The same people were then asked to name as many animals as possible in 60 seconds.
It might sound like a rather odd round of TV quiz Pointless but the study showed that those who could name the most animals also produced the most variety of swear words.
The study also found little to no difference between male and female ability to swear with fluency.
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