Researchers found that those who could produce the most swear words in 60 seconds could also produce the most amount of words in other categories as well. Their official finding was:
“The overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view of swearing. That is, a voluminous taboo lexicon may better be considered an indicator of healthy verbal abilities rather than a cover for their deficiencies.
“Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately.”
The study was published in Shit Fuck Fart Monthly.
Read more at independent.co.uk.