People Who Swear The Most Have The Biggest Vocabularies

“It is a common assumption that people who swear frequently are lazy (or) do not have an adequate vocabulary,” psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay wrote in the Language Sciences journal.

“Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions,” the Jays concluded. “The ability to make nuanced distinctions indicates the presence of more linguistic knowledge.” …

Even though I try very hard not to use curse words on my blog, please don’t mistake the lack of them to mean that I don’t possess a fucking huge vocabulary. 🙂

8 thoughts on “People Who Swear The Most Have The Biggest Vocabularies

  1. Of course swearers have a larger vocabulary. Once you learn the word “fuck” you know half the English language:) You have one all-purpose word you can use in any situation and people will understand what you mean 🙂

    When I was in the Army every fucking sentence uttered by every fucking soldier included that fucking word, often multiple fucking times. No wonder that it was the custom in my unit when you left the service to hang a pair of your boots off a nearby telephone wire with the letters “FTA” (Fuck the Army) written in whiteout on the soles. It’s always good to have the last word, especially when that word is “fuck”

    An oldie but a goody:

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