Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let Me Ease Your Pain

Ha! This is great! Apparently cussing is some sort of magical elixir that helps to ease your pain. Super hat tip to Mirac at Kenny's Blog. See, there is a method to my madness. I am a firm believer in this study.

Reuters has Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain. I'll post the whole article here,

"LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Cut your finger? Hurt your leg? Start swearing. It might lessen the pain.

Researchers from the school of psychology at Britain's Keele University have found swearing can make you feel better as it can have a "pain-lessening effect," according to a study published in the journal NeuroReport.

Colleagues Richard Stephens, John Atkins and Andrew Kingston, set out to establish if there was any link between swearing and physical pain.

"Swearing has been around for centuries and is an almost universal human linguistic phenomenon," says Stephens.

"It taps into emotional brain centers and appears to arise in the right brain, whereas most language production occurs in the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain. Our research shows one potential reason why swearing developed and why it persists."

Their study involved 64 volunteers who were each asked to put their hand in a tub of ice water for as long as possible while repeating a swear word of their choice.

They then repeated the experiment using a more commonplace word that they would use to describe a table.

The researchers found the volunteers were able to keep their hands in the ice water for a longer when swearing, establishing a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance.

Stephens said it was not clear how or why this link existed but it could be because swearing may increase aggression.

"What is clear is that swearing triggers not only an emotional response, but a physical one too, which may explain why the centuries-old practice of cursing developed and still persists today," he said.

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Miral Fahmy)"

So dear readers, please vent away in the comments section. Let 'er rip. Get it all off of your chest. Take this one time shot at free therapy and walk away feeling like a new man or woman. Screw the blog guidelines this one time. Fuck it!

I would like to promote or do a post with the best of the best comments so make 'em good.


  1. I hope you go to play St. Andrews and they fly that cow Susan Boyle in to be your caddy and to get the proper yardages you have to sleep with here in the caddy shack, which she claims erroneously will cure your shanks! And by the time your round ends your dick has swollen so large you can't clear it through your zipper to take a leak! Take that you Saxon dog!

  2. shanky

    time to go lon ung yet?

  3. Anon 2 - This is not a recomendation to buy. On the new weekly chart I laid out a possible scenario that could take it to 9.50. If you were to take a chance here, just keep your stops tight and play 30 - 50% of what you have allotted for the exposure. Don't just jump all in quite yet IMO. I bought a little yesterday late.

  4. Hey Shanky, I'm def. a fan of your blogs.

    Here's the chorus from Eminem's song Kim..

    So long, bitch you did me so wrong
    I don't want to go on
    Living in this world.. without you

  5. Thanks Zee - I can't believe that no one took me up on the offer for the vent post.


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