People Who Swear More Actually Make The Best F*cking Friends
I would never have f*cking guessed it. I have no idea how a handful of words in our language became such a taboo, but in my opinion, you canât beat a good swear. It can be both funny and offensive, used as a shield and a sword, and for many people, swearing is a key character trait. Iâm not a big fan of those that swear without any great thought gone into it, Iâm talking about guys like Malcolm Tucker; That is some top notch swearing. But seriously, where did swearing come from and why do we condemn it so much? Well, two people who wanted to answer those questions and more, were Timothy Jay and Kristin Janschewitz, and the published their findings in their report, âThe Science of Swearingâ. They found that swearing has become such a taboo as a result of the stigma our court has associated with it in cases of sexual harassment and discrimination. Although, Jay and Janschewitz donât actually believe swearing really promotes or produces any negative consequences. And it make come as a surprise to some, but it was women who dominated the most recent frequency count of public swearing. (But that could be simply because there are more women than men, not just that theyâre getting cruder).The pair examined over 10,000 cases of public swearing, and in each of those incidences, there was no one event in which swearing escalated into direct violence or harm. In fact, in most cases, the product of the swearing was positive, in that it was used in a humorous context to make others laugh. And letâs face it, swearing can be f*cking hysterical. Other cases where swearing was used was when somebody experiences pain. Now, I have stubbed my toe around the house and my mum has often told me not to swear because thereâs âno need for itâ. Well mother, youâre wrong, because research has proved that swearing can lower physical pain, as it has a cathartic effect, which allows us to react and recover from pain much easier. Therefore, if your child falls over and grazes his knee, it is okay for him to say, âF*ck, Iâve hurt kneeâ? Or is swearing a definite donât for a child? Well, many other people strongly believe that swearing around children is wrong, because it corrupts their behaviour and theyâre more likely to grow up into streetwalking thugs. However, sociologists have suggested that there is no proof that any words can cause that sort of harm to a child. Another positive uses for swearing involve storytelling, social interactions, stress management, and as a damn good replacement for actually having to punch someone in the face. According to Jay and Janschewitz, swear words make up 0.5% of an everyday English speakerâs daily words. In fact, those with âType A personalitiesâ have been proven to swear the most â meaning the most extroverted amongst us are more likely to curse. So, why is it a good idea to have a good swearing as a friend? Well, Lauren Martin from The Elite Daily compelled this pretty impressive list, which proves exactly why you should all add me on Facebook; âThey give it to you damn straight:Who wants things sugarcoated when you can have them on fire? Thereâs nothing better than hearing something straight up and full of emotion, as opposed to hearing it passive aggressively in pieces over the next month. The best kind of friends are ones who arenât going to hold back, but always show you their true selves.They donât water sh*t down:How is it the spice of life if youâre always watering it down? Whatâs the point in getting excited about something if you canât adequately express it? Friends who are always willing to beef things up, proclaim their excitement in profanity and off rooftops, make the world a damn better place to live. Why not be outlandish and brash? Why not be f*cking excited about stuff?Theyâre cool with being the assh*le:If theyâre cursing a lot, chances are theyâre caring even less. People who introduce F-bombs into the fiber of their very being are usually people who have excluded public opinion from it as well. They are spontaneous, wild and donât give a damn. They are OK taking a few hits and have armor as thick as their vocabulary.They donât take things too f*cking seriously:Thereâs nothing that eases the tension more than a good curse. I mean, if theyâre f*cking pissed, at least theyâre f*cking something. Things just seem less serious when thereâs emotion added to it, less stale when there are a few profanities involved. If youâre going to get yelled at, you want it to be by someone who can add some color to his or her emotion.Besides, if theyâre f*cking pissed, itâs probably nothing that canât be alleviated by a good f*ck.Theyâll defend you against any d*ck or c*nt:If you want someone on your side, you want someone with a strong mouth.What good are friends backing you up if they donât know how to do it properly? Theyâre always ready with a sharp response and an even sharper tongue.They know how to tell a damn good story:A story is never a good one without a few curses. I mean, what good is a punch line without f*ck? Why call it making love when you could call it f*cking? Whatâs the point in a story if youâre not going to go there?Good storytellers are also natural cursers. They understand the power of a good F-bomb as much as the extremity of an evil c*nt or a huge d*ck. They know how to place things, where to put them, and they will always f*cking go there.Theyâre f*cking open:Chances are if they arenât afraid to drop an F-bomb, theyâre also not afraid of other people dropping them. Theyâre desensitized to language as well as most things this world will throw at them. Theyâve got an open heart, mind and mouth.â So, there you have it. Next time you see somebody walking down the street, effinâ and Jeffinâ, donât cross the road to avoid them. Go up to them, call them a d*ckhead, and youâll be best friends for life. And if you love swearing, here are 11 charts youâll definitely f*cking enjoy!