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  • Hey potty mouths, I'm Trace and this is a freaking DNews Short.

  • We've talked before about the history of swearing and how it can relieve physical pain.

  • But now new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that people who swear more are associated with higher levels of honesty and integrity!

  • F*** yeah!

  • I'm super honest!

  • Since swearing is a form of self-expression, the researchers say, "those who do it more are portraying themselves more honestly than those who refrains."

  • So, if you swear like a sailor (and I know I do), you're probably more honest than people who swear less or don't at all!

  • In the study, 276 participants told researchers how much they swear in their daily lives.

  • They were given a questionnaire which assesses a person's honesty using what they call a "Lie Scale."

  • By comparing those results with the person's level of swearing, the researchers found out that swearing was associated with higher levels of honesty.

  • In another part of the study, the researchers analyzed over 73,000 Facebook statuses from people in the US.

  • The statuses were run through software that was programmed to find swear words and also words that indicate deception.

  • Once again, those who swore more tended to also be those who told the truth.

  • And there are other studies that may back these findings.

  • For example, in criminal cases, innocent suspects were more likely to curse than guilty suspects when denying accusations!

  • Plus, people who swear during jury testimonies are perceived to be more credible.

  • So, the next time your mom yells at you for swearing, just say you were being honest!

  • Science says that's ok.

  • See how it goes.

  • Speaking of lying, is it ever ok to lie?

  • Check out this video to find out.

  • What do you think about these new findings?

  • Do you think people who are swearing are more honest?

  • Let us know down in the freakin' comments and make sure you subscribe, so you get more DNews.

Hey potty mouths, I'm Trace and this is a freaking DNews Short.

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    Leo posted on 2022/06/03
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