It might not help build your vocabulary, but swearing aloud actually makes you stronger.
In a follow-up study to previous research showing a correlation between pain reduction and swearing, Dr. Richard Stephens of Keele University and his team used both an exercise bike and a handgrip test to see if there was a connection between increased strength and profanity. The study’s participants underwent each test twice: once incanting a neutral word, and once using their favorite swear word. Both tests concluded that with swearing, participants showed increased strength.
Why? Who the f*ck knows. “Why it is that swearing has these effects on strength and pain tolerance remains to be discovered,” said Dr. Stephens.
Regardles, if you need us, we’ll be getting kicked out of our local gym this weekend.