DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE HONEST?

WHAT THE FUCK?

Foul-mouthed people may be the most honest

by Marty Carlson

Somebody recently sent me an article from a publication in the UK citing new research suggests that people who refrain from swearing may often be the most dishonest and devious.

Others who are fond of blunt honesty through profanity are likely to be the most honest in any given group. This is per the academics at the University of Cambridge.

The study asked 276 participants to list their favorite swearword to gauge how fond they were of colorful language.

They were given a survey asking them to agree or disagree with statements such as “I never lie” and “all my habits are good” to assess their propensity for mistruths.

One of the authors of the study said the correlation may stem from constraints imposed by social convention. Citing if you’re trying to follow the short social norms than seeing what you really feel, you are saying what people want to hear.

With that in mind he states you are not being very honest.

It must be noted they did not look at extreme dishonesty such as fraud, so it is still a question there is other links to more extreme behavior.

Apparently though the findings corroborate research in the United States that states that A high level of swearing that there is an honesty level of lower crime.


Citing some states like New Jersey, with a lot of people that use profanity regularly, they were found to rank highly on this state integrity index. And states like Utah and other similar places where bad language is a relatively rarity saw higher levels of fraud or similar offenses.

One author also stated that “at least people who swear are telling you what they really think.”

He also added “if people actually said what they think all the time, would that really be a good thing?”

DAWG Fucking thinks so.

The researchers also examined 75,000 Facebook postings, and said there was a similar correlation to the findings. Citing that people who regularly posted short, simple messages were the least likely to swear.

Researchers claim simple statements are already known to be associated with dishonesty, because liars find it hard to make up complicated sentences.

In my personal experiences, I find that to be a very true statement.


The study was published in the Journal of social psychological and personality science.

So please tell me “WHAT THE FUCK” you guys think.