Sorry, had to be said.
I heard this on the radio the other day that researcher discovered that cursing does aid in pain relieve. They did an experiment where they had volunteers submerge their hands in cold water. While it was submerged, they used their favorite swear word while researcher measured their heart rate and the amount of time they could withstand the hand being submerged. They then did the same test using a non-curse word. They found that participants who used the curse word reported less pain than when they did not. They also were able to withstand pain longer.
Not believing everything I hear on the radio even if I can use it as justification for my own outbursts of profanity, I looked it up. Yep, real research and findings.
Maybe that’s why I start swearing in stressful meetings. It helps me endure the pain longer.
Wonder if HR would buy that? Veronica? 🙂