Swearing associated with honesty, say scientists


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/08/swearing-associated-with-hones.html


#2

Fucking right it is!


#3

I have to say I try to be pretty fucking honest…


#4

Dayum, this here study is the shit!


#5

I politely disagree.


#6

They first asked a group of 276 participants… how honest they were in different situations

Brilliant question to ask a bunch of liars.


#7

So this is what my last boss was saying when he told me I’m too honest


#8

Who are? What are you hiding? Who do you work for?


#9

Still, the habitual liars of Georgia (49% integrity) sure talk sweet (36% swears).

Well now, bless your heart.


#10

That’s what I’d expect from a bunch of mother-loving bug-jumping ivory tower secular liberal piled-higher-and-deeper know-it-all lily-livered soft-handed book readers.


#11

Don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel.


#12

Darn it. So, does that make me dishonest? Geez Louise.


#13

Clearly, you’re lying.


#14

Hilariously bad research. Read the paper. (Includes hilariously amateurish computer code!)


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#16

Highway Scientists Chatting in Georgia:

Scientist 01: "Fuck! These motherfucking concrete numbers just don’t add up!"
Scientist 02: "Who gives a fuck? Just fake it."
Scientist 01: “Yeah, right! Fuck 'em!”


#17

Darn Canadian


#18

Holy Shit, I’m Abe Lincoln!


#19

Exactly. If they counted ‘bless your heart’ for what it really means…


#20

“Again, they found that honest people were more likely to use profane language.”

By that reckoning, I’m a really, honest guy!