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Many of these words are onamonapea. For example the act of defecation while squatting and allowing it to hit the ground does indeed sound like that particular word.
Just go to court and say no I didn't say that: innocent until proven guilty.
Oh hell, that one got me - laughed until I cried.
Maybe Queensland should take that quote, laminate it on a card and if the cops try to ticket them, hand over the card and tell the cop DOCTOR'S ORDERS
I suspect that swearing taps into a defensive reflex in which an animal that is suddenly injured or confined erupts in a furious struggle, accompanied by an angry vocalization, to startle and intimidate an attacker," he says.
Especially the part about if you overuse the profanity - It looses it's effectiveness helping the pain when 'hammer meets thumb!'
Originally posted by silo13
Pretty rank isn't it...
'What the heck', 'Criminy' or 'for the love of Pete' just doesnt cut it sometimes.
Although cursing is notoriously decried in the public debate, researchers are now beginning to question the idea that the phenomenon is all bad. "Swearing is such a common response to pain that there has to be an underlying reason why we do it," says psychologist Richard Stephens of Keele University in England, who led the study. And indeed, the findings point to one possible benefit: "I would advise people, if they hurt themselves, to swear," he adds.
How swearing achieves its physical effects is unclear, but the researchers speculate that brain circuitry linked to emotion is involved. Earlier studies have shown that unlike normal language, which relies on the outer few millimeters in the left hemisphere of the brain, expletives hinge on evolutionarily ancient structures buried deep inside the right half.