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Bridge Street: Swearing and Honesty 1.13.17

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Bridge Street: Swearing and Honesty 1.13.17

Bridge Street: Swearing and Honesty 1.13.17

Sistina and TeNesha dish on a new study that suggests people who swear a lot are also more honest.


Bridge Street: Swearing and Honesty 1.13.17


>> tenesha: got to get those highlights in.

>> sistina: don't i know it.

Good news for you who have a potty mouth.

Do you have a potty mouth?

>> tenesha: i don't.

I like to say i don't.

>> sistina: i generally try not to.

But if you know me personally, i'm a fiery little italian and if i can't express myself, i software.

>> tenesha: there's a new study that says cursing is a sign of honesty.

People who curse are considered to be more honest than people who don't.

>> sistina: i'm really lons.

>> tenesha: i've always said "curse word."

>> sistina: because i'm really religious i won't use the lord's name in vain.

But i have a few favorites i could share.

>> tenesha: will you share them?

>> sistina: no i won't share them.

>> tenesha: you can say -- whatever.

Exploring the relationship between profanity and honesty, first they asked 256 people how often they use curse words and why they say them, participants had to go on and answer, but at the end they found out that swearing is just a form of them being brutally honest.

>> sistina: when i'm frustrated and i have a conversation with somebody, not necessarily i'm mad at them, but i'm frustrated and that's how i feel.

>> tenesha: profanity is used to express one's unfiltered frustration.

There you go.

>> sistina: i was made funnel fun ofas a kid.

>> tenesha: clean-mouth tongued friends which is me.

>> sistina: what big words is she going to use now?

>> tenesha:

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