ONLY REAL CURSE WORDS EASE PAIN!
CUSSING up a blue streak really does help ease pain when you get hurt! But only if you use real swear words and not G-rated versions, a study has found. After 92 volunteers plunged their hands in an ice bath, researchers assessed their pain threshold and tolerance, then had them repeat actual expletives or the fake swear words “twizpipe” and “fouch.” Using real swear words increased their pain tolerance by 33 percent.
That suggests pain-relieving effects are likely linked to swear words learned as children, said lead author Richard Stephens, a senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University.