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PostSubject: Colorful Language   Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:23 pm

We're geniuses!!!

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In case you need more time, we'll just go on with the gist of a recent study as summarized by Scientific American: "The more taboo words participants could generate, the more verbally fluent they were in general. This finding can serve as a nice empirical middle-finger from vulgarians everywhere, directed at those who had, until now, been unfairly judging them for their linguistic abilities."

Controlled studies such as the one referred to above — "Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth" — can be pretty clever. For instance, this one decided to pair cursing fluency with verbal fluency and found that the two went together. So, instead of taking stupid people and seeing if they cussed a lot, they brought in smart people to check for crude fluency.

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PostSubject: Re: Colorful Language   Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:48 pm

I have been both vindicated and validated, thanks for posting this!

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PostSubject: Re: Colorful Language   Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:58 pm

FUCK YOU VERY MUCH!
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