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Science Give Us Permission To Be Vulgar
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Temperate language has traditionally been considered a social virtue, but new research suggests people who refrain from swearing are often the most devious and dishonest.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/...udy-finds/
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Those fond of effing and blinding, by contrast, are likely to be the most honest in any given group, according to academics at the University of Cambridge.
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Published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the study describes how a cohort of 276 participants were asked to list their favourite swear words in order to gauge how fond they were of turning the air blue.
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They were then given a survey asking them to agree or disagree with statements such as “I never lie” and “all my habits are good” to assess their propensity for dishonesty.
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The researchers found that the most honest in the group were also the biggest swearers.
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Dr David Stillwell, one of the study's authors, said the correlation may stem from the constraints imposed by social convention.
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“If you’re trying to follow the social norms rather than saying what you think, you are saying what people want to here,” he said.
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“In that respect you are not being very honest.
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“We did not look at extreme dishonesty such as fraud, so from that experiment it’s an open question as to whether there would be a link.”
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However, he said the findings corroborate research in the US which links states with a high level of swearing to low levels of honest-related crime.
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