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Swearing can help relieve pain, study claims
Telegraph ^ | 4/18/11 | Staff

Posted on 04/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PDT by Nachum

Scientists from Keele University found that letting forth a volley of foul language can have a powerful painkilling effect, especially for people who do not normally use expletives. To test the theory, student volunteers placed their hands in a bucket of ice cold water while swearing repeatedly. They then repeated the exercise but, instead of swearing, used a harmless phrase instead. Researchers found that the students were able to keep their hands submerged in the icy water for longer when repeating the swear word - establishing a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pain; relieve; study; swearing
Well, that would explain everyone swearing a lot on April 15th
1 posted on 04/18/2011 3:39:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

LOL that may be very true! especially when I see a democrat on tv!


2 posted on 04/18/2011 3:42:17 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum
Swearing can help relieve pain, study claims

No shit.

3 posted on 04/18/2011 3:42:17 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Nachum

If this is true, I should not have a single pain in my body...”premedication”.


4 posted on 04/18/2011 3:43:55 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Nachum

That has got to be the most idiotic thing ever. Using a certain word cannot relieve pain, maybe “ouch” lol.

“DONUT!!!!”


5 posted on 04/18/2011 3:44:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Or whenever somebodies wrench slips working on a car.


6 posted on 04/18/2011 3:44:45 PM PDT by omega4179 (No Rats for GOP nomination!)
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To: GeronL

"KELLY CLARKSON!!!"

7 posted on 04/18/2011 3:45:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

$#$%@#%&%*%$$#% ya don’t say.


8 posted on 04/18/2011 3:45:39 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Nachum
"Shut the front door!"
9 posted on 04/18/2011 3:45:45 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel great all the time! LOL!


10 posted on 04/18/2011 3:46:10 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: dfwgator

“Oh Helen Thomas!!!!”

okay, that would probably CAUSE pain


11 posted on 04/18/2011 3:47:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Damn!


12 posted on 04/18/2011 3:47:49 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Nachum

Who paid for this stupid study? If it was me,,,, I’m PISSED OFF!


13 posted on 04/18/2011 3:47:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum

Gee...myth busters beat em to it by a year....


14 posted on 04/18/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: fhayek

I remember a serious knuckle-busting experience with a Vice Grip when I lived in New Mexico. I walked in small circles, cussing for a few minutes. Still hurt. I found a jar of antibiotic stuff and used it for a few days before I asked my partner, Sandra Jean, where we got it. “Uh,” she said, “We got that from the vet when the dog got shot.”


15 posted on 04/18/2011 3:51:21 PM PDT by olereporter (Today's media should be held accountable for journalistic malfeasance and First Amendment abuse.)
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To: Nachum
Bu!!sh!t!

If that were the case 11/5/08 would have been euphoric for me then.

16 posted on 04/18/2011 3:52:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

“Obamacare”!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 04/18/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: Nachum

Anyone who has ever hit their thumb with a hammer knows this.


18 posted on 04/18/2011 3:55:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: EGPWS

I also felt little pain on 11/5/08, but the proximate cause was rampant consumption of the distilled agricultural produce of Scotland, without which I doubt I would have made it through the night.


19 posted on 04/18/2011 3:55:59 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Burning a Koran........held by a Muslim, that would seem to work better.


20 posted on 04/18/2011 3:58:40 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Nachum

So Tourette’s syndrome is a good thing then, and we should quite giving disability checks to those who suffer from it.

It is all in the way you look at things.?


21 posted on 04/18/2011 4:02:03 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Nachum

I felt my Tourette’s Syndrome kicking in after my back started hurting.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 4:29:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

They did that on Mythbusters.


23 posted on 04/18/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: fhayek

FUBO 2012!!

Damn, I feel better now


24 posted on 04/18/2011 4:33:32 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Nachum

“Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” - Mark Twain

Not that I’d know anything about this, mind you.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 4:35:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Cheetahcat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnDxPG3KrtA


26 posted on 04/18/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Nachum
BS, I've been cursing my left knee for 5 days now.....Still hurts.
27 posted on 04/18/2011 4:37:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Just think how much it would hurt without the cursing. :)


28 posted on 04/18/2011 4:38:41 PM PDT by beandog
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To: Nachum
...especially for people who do not normally use expletives.

Aha! A biological reason for self discipline.

29 posted on 04/18/2011 4:42:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

F that.

;)


30 posted on 04/18/2011 4:45:19 PM PDT by Twink
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To: beandog

You could have a point!


31 posted on 04/18/2011 4:45:59 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Twink

LOL Patient compliance is a real problem in the healing arts! ;^P


32 posted on 04/18/2011 4:48:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Nachum

This works for me, just ask my obstetrician.


33 posted on 04/18/2011 4:51:11 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Crim

Your Gummint at work. Good use of stimulus funds, dontcha think.


34 posted on 04/18/2011 4:51:36 PM PDT by barb-tex (Oh Well, I don't actually KNOW he is a Muzzie!)
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To: TigersEye

I bet ;)

I never was a “curser/swearer” since my Mom never did and my Dad rarely used “foul” language in front of us, and taught me to use a wide vocab rather than resort to cuss words. But, I’ve found, as I’ve aged, I swear quite a bit. Especially when I’m in the car/driving. Ticks me off that the car in front of me doesn’t realize the light ain’t gonna get any greener no matter how long he just sits there.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 5:08:59 PM PDT by Twink
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To: Nachum

This is already known by anyone who has ever watched this part of the great old movie, I Remember Mama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRGn91DJMqc&feature=related


36 posted on 04/18/2011 5:18:14 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Twink

I try not to use those kind of words, but sometimes I just can’t help it. Like when I hear Zero say something really stupid, for example.


37 posted on 04/18/2011 5:19:59 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Twink

Just keep in mind; overusing curse words is like overusing anti-biotics. Before long you have FBRS. F bomb resistant stress. ;^)


38 posted on 04/18/2011 5:26:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Nachum
No F'n Chit!

Wow, I feel better already!

:-)

39 posted on 04/18/2011 5:33:18 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: Nachum

Really, no *%#*? Well, I’ll be *&#$#&.


40 posted on 04/18/2011 5:38:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Nachum, I feel better al-[blistering language omitted]ready.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 6:58:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Is that why I'm so comfortable all the time. I have the 'rats to thank.
42 posted on 04/20/2011 7:42:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

All the money spent researching this could have been saved had they just asked one of us. ;’)


43 posted on 04/21/2011 1:24:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s true of most of these studies. A lot of them keep Obvious Man really busy.


44 posted on 04/21/2011 1:29:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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