Here’s a cool bodyhack to remember next time you’re embroiled in battle against a jar lid that refuses to budge: use your go-to expletive. This trick was recently uncovered by Keele University psychologists whose experiments suggest that swearing might make people stronger—at least for tasks requiring short and…
Part of world-building is language. If you’re creating an entirely new alien species, you’re generally also going to have to create an entirely new language for them. And what good is a language without a bit of profanity? Not much.
You know what’s no surprise at all? A nationally representative survey of 1,500 workers nationwide found that younger people—especially women—swear like sailors in the workplace.
When President Obama signed the legislation for health care reform in 2010, his salty vice president, Joe Biden, was caught on tape telling his commander-in-chief, “This is a big fucking deal.” It made headlines, even though it should shock nobody that hey—sometimes politicians swear, just like the rest of us.
Directors and writers who want to let their characters unload on someone can’t resort to profanity like the rest of us: Burger Fiction has put together an entertaining video with some great insults that work better than swearing.
Characters frequently swear in Marvel comics, but you’ll never see a foul-mouthed curse make it to print. They’re always censored by a string of nonsensical skulls and symbols... that is, except for Luke Cage in his new team up book with Danny Rand, and it makes perfect, adorable sense for the character.
Everyone enjoys a good swear from time to time, whether it’s a polite “gosh” or an abrasive “fuck”. These maps shows the preference for different swear words across the country.
And it's a monk expressing his displeasure at an abbot. In the margins of a guide to moral conduct. Because of course.
Ever wondered what the rudest state was? Wonder no longer! According to advertising firm Marchex, the sweariest state is Ohio and the least courteous is Wisconsin.
If you've ever wondered which nation has the sweariest Twitter users, wonder no longer: this wonderful maps shows you where the F-bomb is being dropped right now.
This is an 1886 photo of the Boston Beaneaters posing at a game against the New York Giants. Note (or see below) that the player on the far left in the back row is giving the camera the finger. That's not very mid-1880s of him! He's way ahead of his time.
While we're over here, yammering on and on about sexting and the best ways to do it, things are moving in a bit of a different direction in South Korea. The country's government is currently rolling out a plan to block swearing and pornography on all its teenagers' phones.
Because all the Americans I know tend to think that we're in a progressive, modern country, it sometimes surprises us to learn that other nations consider us big ol' prudes. And it's not just France! Our delicate sensibilities have been catered to by the English in a maneuver that gave us one of the better dirty words…
We already know that farting astronauts are serious business, but the fact is that even the best-trained moonwalker can't stop themselves from passing gas. Apollo 16 astronaut John Young didn't just fart prolifically while on the moon, he colorfully described his flatulence during a mission debriefing.
Yeah, it's foul, nonsensical, arrhythmic, and kinda aggressive, but damnit if it's not catchy. I first heard this after a night of Xmas-themed sketch comedy and I've loved it ever since. And really, he makes some good points.
It happens all the time. You stub your toe or bash your elbow, scream "Mother SUCKER!" (or something), and instantly feel just a bit better. It's true: your potty mouth saves you aspirin money. Science!
Some of us like a good cuss every now and then. Others like to send dirty messages to our, err, loved ones. But in Pakistan, that's soon to stop, as the country is banning rude text messages.
Yearning for the sort of cutting-edge dystopian future we were promised way back in the 1980s? Simon Morden's Equations of Life may be just the cyberpunk thriller for you.