People who like cursing are more fluent than the ones who do not

People who like cursing are more fluent than the ones who do not


Cursing is not a favorite word of most people. Generally, we think that people who curse are not smart.  Though the claim does not have any evident; we seem to agree with the crowd. However, a study has found that people who like doing this have a lot more of vocabulary knowledge than the people who do not.  The experiment was done on two groups of people aged between 18 and 22.  In the experiment, all the participants were asked to figure out the taboo, swear and animal words in 60 seconds.   The study used animal vocabulary as the indications of the participants’ overall interest of word in language. After the experiment, the study concludes that the people who like to curse have richer and more variety of words than those who do not. However, the study does not hold all truth about all people.  Here is what the psychologist Kristin Jay and Timmothy Jay say about the result:

“A folk assumption about colloquial speech is that taboo words are used because speakers cannot find better words with which to express themselves: because speakers lack vocabulary. A competing possibility is that fluency is fluency regardless of subject matter—that there is no reason to propose a difference in lexicon size and ease of access for taboo as opposed to emotionally neutral words.”

Don’t get excited for those who have read about this study and know yourselves that you like curing. Evidently, you may smarter in words than those are not; you have to use those words with caution. Don’t try those words in your job interview and any formal occasions like your parents’ birthday party, or something.  Don’t get too carried away by this study.

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