(FillGapper Koen, FillGap News 3.08.2017) If you think about it, those who don’t use any swear words are the ones who limit their vocabulary, Right?

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason for your behaviour. Studies suggest, that it can be linked to an increase of your IQ.

Intelligent people use more curse words

You always hear, that people who swear have a “limited vocabulary”. But if you think about it, those who don’t use any swear words are the ones who limit their own vocabulary, because they intentionally use fewer words than others.

If you want to dig deeper into this topic I can highly recommend the book from  Dr Richard Stephens, Black Sheep: The Hidden Benefits of being Bad.

Let’s take a look at the Why?

As far as your brain is concerned, swear words aren’t even words — they are concentrated lumps of emotion. They are even stored in a completely different part of the brain from every other word we know! … Banning words that are actually linked to emotions is just as impossible as banning the emotions themselves.

Intelligent people are night owls

Like to stay up late? This also could be a sign for intelligence. Scientific research has linked night owls with higher IQ scores for quite some time now. President Obama, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Keith Richards and Elvis Presley are all famous for nocturnal activities. If you tend to go to sleep rather late, you’re definitely in good company.

A messy desk and intelligence go hand in hand.

You swear a lot and stay awake late? Look, if you also tend to leave a bit of a mess behind, there’s good news for you.

If you don’t believe us, please check out this article: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/10/messy-desk.aspx that even goes further and says that a messy desks encourage the creative mind.

Back to our cursing

According to a scientific study, intelligent people use more swear words.

Researchers at Marist College in New York say a big vocabulary of curse words is a sign of higher rhetorical skill, and those that can name the most swear words in one minute tend to have a greater overall vocabulary.

The next time someone say’s to you don’t swear, you just tell them that you are expanding your vocabulary. -:D



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