Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bleep this: How the economy is affecting cursing

Here's an interesting article on how the recession is affecting our potty-mouths. Money quote:
According to Los Angeles psychotherapist Nancy Irwin, a foul economy is prompting more outbursts of foul language.

“There are a lot of elements that are out of our control right now and as a result, there’s a lot more frustration, a lot more fear and anxiety,” she says. “When people feel that, many cuss. Swearing is something that gives us an instantaneous release.”

The article goes on to explain the cathartic, psychological, envolutionary, and cultural make-up of cursing ... that is, if you bleepin' care.

4 comments:

Darren Staley said...

F*** that article.

James said...

Damn right we are cursing. What the H*** else can we do?

Katie said...

Darren,

You beat me to it. F*cker.

:-)

Drew said...

kinda suprised - and maybe thankful - that nobody gave Battlestar Galactica's series finale any frakking props here.

Never watched the show before, but I did catch the series finale just to see what all the hype was about. Meh.