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Mail Online: Why not to mind your language


A study co-authored by David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, found that people who swear more are least likely to lie. Says David: “There are two ways of looking at it. You might think if someone is swearing a lot, this is negative social behaviour seen as a bad thing to do, so if someone swears they are probably a bad person as well. On the other hand, they are not filtering their language so they are probably also not putting their stories about what is going on through similar filters which might turn them into untruths.”

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