Screaming Swear Words is Now a Scientifically-Proven Painkiller!

  • metta

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    Apr 19, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    Screaming Swear Words is Now a Scientifically-Proven Painkiller!


    http://www.estergoldberg.com/views_from_a_broad/2011/04/screaming-swear-words-is-now-a-scientifically-proven-painkiller-holy-shiz-mutha-fuka.html
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    That's awesome! I don't like cussing myself...but if it will make me feel better when I'm in pain; I'm all for it in that moment! ^_^
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    That's fucking awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
  • hockeyguy99

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    Apr 19, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    thats what got me through my tattoos hahah
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    I say fuck just about every other word these days. icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Well that explains why the ambulance ride to the hospital was not so bad...was swearing the entire time....then a lot in the hospital and during recovery too....wait till I let my parents know. You can't argue science!
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    Apr 19, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1377971/Swearing-help-beat-pain.htmlYoung adults were divided into two groups for the study – those who normally utter fewer than ten swear words a day, and those who utter up to 40 daily.

    All 71 were asked to dip their hands into ice cold water and hold them there as long as possible.

    They were first asked to do so while repeating a non-swear word, then again while repeating a swear word of their choosing.

    Those who usually swear less often were able to withstand the icy water while swearing for up to 45 seconds longer than when they did not swear.



    So
    1. Swear less often, otherwise it won't work as well when in pain
    2. It doesn't have to be a usual swear word--Flanders' made-up words work too.

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Made-up_words
    (Also spelled diddily), Ned Flanders' characteristic non-word.

    Generally speaking, "diddly", though not in itself a made-up word, is used by Ned Flanders in what linguists call a filled pause, a non-word which a speaker uses to take up time or space in a sentence, and which are sometimes used for emphasis. Flanders often uses "diddly" as an alliteration in his sentences, i.e. "What can I diddly-do you for?" or "Dee-diddly-lighted!" Flanders also seems to use filled pauses as a crutch to avoid swearing, as in "son of a diddly...", until he finally snaps in "Hurricane Neddy" when the inept townspeople of Springfield, in a disastrous attempt to rebuild his house, push him too far: "Calm down, Neddilly-diddily-diddily-diddily... They did their best... Shoddilly-iddily-iddily-diddly... Gotta be nice... hostility-ilitybilitydility aaaw hell diddly ding dong crap! Can't you morons do anything right?!"
  • dtx1

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    Apr 19, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this. Very interesting.

    I love profanity and use it frequently, but only when I'm alone or I know my audience (close friends, colleagues). There are times when a well chosen cuss word communicates so much more than a series of non-swear words could ever convey.

    If swearing reduces pain, then the guy in the following video must be in a state of euphoric bliss. He's one of my personal gods of profanity. Sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed, I watch this clip and it always makes me feel better. Here are the classic outtakes of Jack Rebney (aka 'Winnebago Man'), a former Winnebago Industries commercial spokesperson.

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    Apr 19, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    So people with Tourette syndrome wont ever have any pain?
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    Apr 19, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    xcalidude25x saidSo people with Tourette syndrome wont ever have any pain?


    I quote againYoung adults were divided into two groups for the study – those who normally utter fewer than ten swear words a day, and those who utter up to 40 daily.
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    Those who usually swear less often were able to withstand the icy water while swearing for up to 45 seconds longer than when they did not swear.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Apr 19, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    this is the shit lol lol. i dare anyone to challenge me on this one. u hit your fingure with a hammer and notice u dont say anything it hurts and throbs. then u say fuck and all the good ones and it feels better lol lol.