A unique survey of the swearing habits of men and women over the past 20 years has revealed that not only is the English language constantly discovering new ways to be rude, but women are using the f-word more often than men.
According to the Times from this link, women (mostly British in this study, but listen to YouTube to realize the U.K. doesn’t have the patent on this) have potty mouths now worse than men, except for maybe James Governor. The study, conducted by researchers from Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press, also found that women were ten times more likely to say s–t than men.
But it wasn’t always this way. According to studies from the early 1990s, men used ‘f–k’ 1,000 times out of every million words they said; while women said it 167 times. They should get a better vocabulary I guess.
I’ll speculate that men have been told to watch their mouths and women think that it makes them empowered. In reality, unless you are very creative with your speech patterns, it’s not very linguistic to speak like this. It’s not like everyone hasn’t thought it or said it, but to legitimize it on this scale is disturbing. It also brings down a population segment.
I also find women with higher IQ’s use considerably less foul language than wannabee’s. Conversely, celebrities and entertainers seem to be trying to legitimize this type of speaking. It seems that the female politicians have taken to this trend also.
Maybe that’s why there is an attraction to intelligence?
You all should be ashamed of yourselves. 😉