Swearing People have bigger fucking Vocabulary

Eine Studie hat festgestellt, dass Menschen mit einem größeren Wortschatz an Schimpfworten auch sonst ein größeres Vokabular besitzen. No shit, sherlock!

A study, published in the Language Sciences Journal, found that foul-mouthed people in fact have a greater vocabulary than those who abstain. Those who are more confident using rude words tend to be be more articulate, the report found. The experiment – which sounds mightily fun – asked participants to say as many curse words as they could in a minute. They were then asked do the same with animals in the same amount of time. The result? Those who swore the most could also name the most animals. Psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay said this proves that those who curse have a wider vocabulary.

Hier das Paper: Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth.

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