We are constantly reminded that swearing makes you look trashy and uneducated. But with previous studies showing that swearing means you’re intelligent, and now a new study showing that swearing can actually make you stronger, feel free to swear your heart out!
Psychologists have confirmed that swearing makes you stronger, in a recent study, but no, this doesn’t mean that saying f*** 40 times a day will make you extremely fit and muscular. I mean, you can try it but the study is talking about how swearing will help improve performance.
In a study done by Keele University, they had participants perform athletic tasks and asked them to repeat a swear word of their choice while doing the task, they also tested them while they didn’t let out any profanity.
Two scenarios were carried out in this experiment. In the first, 29 volunteers were tested by riding on an exercise bike.
Participants had to pick two words: a swear word they might use when accidentally hitting their head, and a neutral word they might use to describe a table (like “wooden” or “brown”).
Here’s how the study went: