The big perception about people who swear like sailors are that they less-refined than most… or are sailors. But at least you can trust what they have to say.
In a recent study, participants were asked to write down their favourite swear words. They then took a lie detector test; those who wrote down the dirtiest words were found to be least likely to be lying.
Dr. David Stillwell, of the University of Cambridge, who ran the study, had this to say about it: “Swearing is often inappropriate but it can also be evidence that someone is telling you their honest opinion. Just as they aren’t filtering their language to be more palatable, they’re also not filtering their views.”
And as they say, “From the mouth of babes…”