Fuck Yeah, Research Proves People Who Curse Are More Honest

With the exceptions of Sir Mix-A-Lot and people who like big butts, there are few types of people in this world you can count on not to lie. In an age where these hoes ain’t loyal (“hoes” being a gender-neutral term), it’s hard to know who to trust. Thankfully, science has identified a new type of person who does not lie (that much), and the good news is, it’s probably you. People who curse a lot are more honest, so take that, dad. And since I’m already scolding my dad, for the last fucking time: “damn” is not a real curse word! Ugh, can I live??

Sorry about that. Where was I? Oh yeah, this study. Scientists from the University of Cambridge took a survey of 276 people and asked them which swear words they wrote and said the most often (no word on if the “ducking” autocorrect was counted in the findings). They also measured the participants’ honesty by asking them questions about how likely they were to blame other people, cheat at games, and take advantage of others. Not surprisingly because I led with this information in the first paragraph, people who swore more were also less likely to lie. Is that because people who DGAF about censoring themselves also don’t care enough to make up a lie? Actually, yes. The more scientific explanation is that people who don’t have a filter on their mouths probably also don’t have that much of a filter on the shit they tell other people. In basic terms, those of us with potty mouths just generally don’t give a single fuck.


Between this news and the study that basically found that because of our amazing personalities, betches are more likely to be successful, it’s a pretty good time to be a betch. Fuck yeah.