Swearing Students Smarter

American psychologists Kristin and Tim Jay tested the long-held myth of “poverty of vocabulary.”    In layman's terms the premise that profane people are puerile, pugnacious and dumb.

Student guinea pigs were given 60 seconds to utter every swear word they knew, rapidly followed by as many animal names.

The results? The copious cursing crowd were more clever and coherent than their less profane peers.

That is, a voluminous taboo lexicon is the better indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a lame-assed indicator of dickless deficiencies.