Swearing Like A Sailor Is Good For You

As any grizzled old bosun will tell you, profanity is good for you, and the University of East Anglia concurs. A recent study by Professor Yehuda Baruch reckons that a few well-seasoned expletives improve team spirit.

The BBC quotes Baruch: “our study suggested that, in many cases, taboo language serves the needs of people for developing and maintaining solidarity, and as a mechanism to cope with stress.  “

As we know, team solidarity is good for safety, and so is stress coping. So when you tell the Chief Mate to f-off, you’re simply enhancing shipboard safety.

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