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Swearing can reduce the feeling of pain

By T.K. Randall
July 13, 2009 · Comment icon 44 comments



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Swearing can help reduce the feeling of physical pain scientists have found, it is thought this could have been part of a fight or flight response our ancestors would have used when faced with dangerous predators.
Scientists have discovered that uttering swear words can help to lessen the feeling of physical pain.The study by researchers at Keele University found that volunteers were able to withstand pain for longer when they swore compared to when they used words which were not offensive."


Source: Telegraph | Comments (44)


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Comment icon #35 Posted by xCrimsonx 14 years ago
OMG, that is so true, the more you try to hold it in the more it hurts. The corner of a fridge on a cold morning is a killer on cold sleepy toes.
Comment icon #36 Posted by KidInTheHall 14 years ago
Yeah I try the Battlestar Galactica way of "Frak" and the Elliot Reed way of "Frick!" and my own swear word "Schnoozendorfenbergen" (ha ha I'm not even German) but the old style is still the most appealing.
Comment icon #37 Posted by SRCivic98 14 years ago
OMG, that is so true, the more you try to hold it in the more it hurts.The corner of a fridge on a cold morning is a killer on cold sleepy toes. isn't that the truth. and don't you just hate it when you wake up fall off the bed, hit the head board, walk into the door, and then can't remember to put the filter in the coffee maker because you're so god dang tired?
Comment icon #38 Posted by cluey 14 years ago
so so very flippin true
Comment icon #39 Posted by SRCivic98 14 years ago
or those mornings where you wake up naked and can't remember what you did that night but there's some hot babe beside of you and there's a family member knocking at the door asking if you want to go to chruch, lol. now that would suck.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Dark entity 14 years ago
OMG, that is so true, the more you try to hold it in the more it hurts.The corner of a fridge on a cold morning is a killer on cold sleepy toes. There's nothing worse than that. I'm suprised I even have any toes left
Comment icon #41 Posted by Agent X 14 years ago
Mother sneaking *** fume sucking skin rotting sack sucking amoeba dissolving skunk chaser! Nope, didn't work.
Comment icon #42 Posted by MID 14 years ago
Yup... It helps sometimes....definitely.
Comment icon #43 Posted by theghost 14 years ago
Man if thats true I should be cursing all day long.LOL Mother sneaking *** fume sucking skin rotting sack sucking amoeba dissolving skunk chaser!Nope, didn't work.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Contract Killer Romeo 14 years ago
wow, I cuss all the time...pretty much in every sentence. lol Can I save them up, so when i break my leg or something it wont hurt at all? I can't help it though, I don't even realize I cuss until someone says..you realize you just said flippin about 9 times right?


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