Swearing is actually good for you, study finds, The Toronto Star
Feeling guilty about the last time you let out a string of not-so-polite swear words? Don’t — it might actually make you feel a lot *&%$#@! better.
Dr. Richard Stephens, a researcher and senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University in the United Kingdom, is exploring the idea that swearing is a constructive way to deal with pain and frustration.
“Swearing is not necessarily a negative thing,” he said by phone from his home. “It can be a linguistic tool when dealing with frustrating events.” Read more…