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People who swear have a bigger vocabulary

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Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:31:57

Watching duck quacks don't echo and apparently scientists have discovered that people who swear have a bigger vocabulary.

It's not longer uncouth.

Swear away!

SandyY2K Tue 06-Sep-16 21:34:07

Really ?

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:35:21

Apparently so.

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:36:01

But then only swearers can come up with cunting wankbadger

ALemonyPea Tue 06-Sep-16 21:36:03

No fucking way!

SoleBizzz Tue 06-Sep-16 21:36:11

Rubbish

SaucyJack Tue 06-Sep-16 21:37:11

It's probably true. I know all the normal words- and the rude ones too.

theothermcoy Tue 06-Sep-16 21:37:30

A bigger vocabulary or swear words or non swear words?

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:37:50

Bigger vocabulary in general

cardibach Tue 06-Sep-16 21:38:54

Well obviously! We have English, profane and obscene. One language and two schools of swearing. Got to be good.

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:39:41

Google says yes too

user1471521456 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:41:38

Ducks quacks do echo

www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.asp

user1471521456 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:42:51

So busy making my link clicky, I forgot the apostrophe and full stop.

JellyBelli Tue 06-Sep-16 21:43:35

But its still true that us sweary folk have a biiger vocabulary.
IDK why thats hard to believe. Not swearing involves an effort and self censorship. Thats the opposite of using your imagination and being open minded.

SoleBizzz Tue 06-Sep-16 21:44:50

Do your children say cunt and tell you to fuck off?

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:44:54

The TV show is called Duck Quacks Don't Echo grin

Lottapianos Tue 06-Sep-16 21:45:34

Totally agree Jelly. Obviously there's a time and a place but I'm a big fan of swearing

Floggingmolly Tue 06-Sep-16 21:46:15

Only by about ten words, surely?

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:46:20

Do your children say cunt and tell you to fuck off

Does my 3 and 1 year old say cunt and tell me to fuck off?

Really?

That's what you have to say? hmm

Are you someone who doesn't like swear words? Is that it?

SoleBizzz Tue 06-Sep-16 21:49:04

Oh so your children's vocabulary is never going to be any good then I'd it according to you. You said you liked swearing. ..

JellyBelli Tue 06-Sep-16 21:49:56

The Never Appropriate camp believes being able to do something means you have to do it all the time regardless of context grin

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 21:50:22

Oh ffs

I'm sorry. I must have taken the wrong turning into buzzkill alley

Since I thought adults have a fucking sense of humour

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 06-Sep-16 21:53:17

My DD2 has an amazing vocab, swears like a fucking trooper tho but I think that has been improved by her ex copper/builder stepdad.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Tue 06-Sep-16 21:53:19

It isn't quite true.

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S038800011400151X

Those who swear more frequently do not necessarily have a greater vocabulary, those who use (or more accurately are aware of) a wide range of swear words also have a wider vocabulary generally. Which is hardly surprising. Peppering every other word with a fuck or a cunt isn't in itself a sign of linguistic fluency in itself sadly.

Mind you I did once ask a friend of my Uncle whether he'd managed to fix his car and he responded with 'The fucking,fucker's fucked'. In constructing a complete sentence using only one word which isn't 'fuck' or a variant thereof was quite impressive.

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 06-Sep-16 21:56:10

Actually when DD2 was very young she turned to her dad and said 'where are my fucking shoes' and then repeated it when he said what? (not pardon)

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