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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:06 AM

In pain? Yell F**K!!!! It helps.

https://www.studyfinds.org/dropping-f-bomb-increases-pain-tolerance/

LONDON — Can’t help but shout an expletive every time you stub your toe? Don’t feel too bad, you may actually be doing yourself a favor. A new study finds that swearing when injured has a measurable effect on pain tolerance. In fact, dropping the F-bomb specifically when in pain increases tolerance by up to 33%.

The study, led by a group of language and psychology experts in the United Kingdom, explored how effective established, new, and invented swear words can be in increasing pain tolerance and pain threshold.

The research is based on a 2009 study by Dr. Richard Stephens, a senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University, who found that swearing can increase pain tolerance for a short time. The new study investigated whether people could use more appropriate language when injured and get the same effect.

Stephens, along with language expert and author, Dr Emma Byrne, and acclaimed lexicographer Jonathon Green, created two invented swear words, “twizpipe” and “fouch,” for the study.

“After long discussions, we decided Twizpipe and Fouch were the best socially acceptable swear words, as they mimic real swear words quite closely,” Byrne explains in a statement. “Twizpipe mirrors the humorous element of swearing and is fun to say, whereas fouch is harsh-sounding and concise, similar to the existing four-letter swear word.”

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Reply In pain? Yell F**K!!!! It helps. (Original post)
Currentsitguy Jul 18 OP
orson Jul 18 #1
Currentsitguy Jul 18 #2
Lowrider1984 Jul 18 #3
Currentsitguy Jul 18 #4
Lowrider1984 Jul 18 #5
Currentsitguy Jul 18 #6
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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:54 AM

1. It's more effective than prayer

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Response to orson (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

2. I'd certainly agree

Or at the very least the results are more immediate, and far more apparent.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. It is effective in other situations, also.

My wife laughs at me whenever I am working on a project and something doesn't work as I intend.
Why, just the other day, I was installing a baby gate on our porch to keep her little dog from escaping.
The damned thing required at least three hands to align and tighten into place.
I would get on side in place then the other would spring out and throw the other side out.
Of course, I would let out with a "You G-D, M-Fing, C-Sucking, SOB!"
She said, "Well! I guess you told THAT thing!"
I said, "Damned right! Made ME feel better, anyway!"

And you know what? It DOES!!!

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Response to Lowrider1984 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:46 PM

4. I tend to find the more profane I am, the better I feel.

Speaking of your project my wife says I am insane but I maintain life would be much easier if we had evolved to have a third arm on the top of our heads. Just imagine how you could hold something steady while working with the other two!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:21 PM

5. Imagine the advantages during sex!

Why does my mind go there first?
Oh, well.

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Response to Lowrider1984 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:25 PM

6. Mine never leaves to be honest. :)

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:28 PM

7. Hah!

Seems healthy to me.

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