Study: Swearing Increases Stress Levels
People who go on a swearing binge apparently aren't doing themselves any good. Scientists believe that swearing increases, not decreases, stress levels.
Researchers at Bristol University's School of Experimental Psychology say using foul language causes a reaction deep inside the emotional center of the brain. The study counters the belief that letting off a barrage of profanities when something goes wrong is a natural, or effective, way of letting off steam.