Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Swearing at work found to build team spirit, increases productivity.

Swearing at work;

This blogger also found to be quite a pleasant and humourous read.

Everything IN MODERATION now children!

Clarence Darrow may have been the first to describe swearing as a non-optional linguistic universal: "I don't swear just for the hell of it . . . . Language is a poor enough means of communication as it is. So we ought to use all the words we've got. Besides, there are damned few words that everybody understands."

Swearing not maladaptive:
Tolerance of pain increased for people who swear when they’re hurt.
Not yet FDA approved though.

so ... when I'm muttering away under my breath cursing at the code/script I'm writing that means I'm building team spirit (between me and my code!!!) :)

I stumbled across this when reading the weekly summary from A Word A Day

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