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WTF !!!

swearing in cartoon

Just recently an autorickshaw guy tested the strength of his handlebar against mine when he took a sudden unexpected turn – and the main problem was that my knuckles were in the way. So I got them knuckles scraped and bleeding and WTF – I let fly at the guy – who hardly showed a reaction (I suspect he was drunk or doped out of his mind). In any case, I felt a lot better after giving my vocabulary the good old practice – and fuming, pushed off on my way. Well – the disgusting part was I had to get an anti-tetanus shot which surprisingly made my upper arm go red and swollen – making life somewhat tough.

Well – people who saw my bloody knuckles naturally wanted to know how – and when I told them – the unanimous question what – how did swearing or using ‘bad’ words help? What a dumb question indeed!! It made me feel amazingly better. And as though by fate – I read yesterday that SWEARING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. No. I did not make that up – there are clinical studies to prove it 🙂

So what the *&#%?

Yes – You can swear because it is good for you.

Did you know even saints swear?

Just go ahead and swear when:

  • you drop something heavy on a foot
  • you break something that was really valuable – like say, your wrist
  • you press the delete button instead of the save key…

So why is swearing good for you? It increases the heart rate, sets in motion the fight-or-flight response, and lessens pain. Most of all,  it’s free.

But hold on there…before you let loose those expletives at every chance you get – remember this:

  • Overuse can dull the effect it has on you,
  • You definitely don’t want your three-your-old asking for the *%&# crayons at playschool! 

However, next time you slam the hammer into your thumb, let rip by all means. You deserve it.

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Cheers!

Vidya

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Indyeah
    July 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I agree:))
    I curse and swear a lot in my mind when I get irritated or frustrated or plain mad.

    ANd yeah I feel better:D

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    July 21, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I understand totally! 🙂

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