Swearing is good for team morale and helps employees to cope with stress, according to a recent study by Norwich University. Anyone could have told you this, of course. Swearing is good for you, everybody knows that. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be the first thing you do when you bang your elbow or, as is often the case with me, catch your little toe on the corner of furniture. I turn the air blue.
Oh yes, you can’t beat a good swear. Swear words are high in fibre and vitamin C, they have a low sodium content and act as an antioxidant. They form part of your 5 A Day.
So in the interests of team morale, I heartily encourage anyone reading to proclaim their favourite rude words in the comments section as part of a controlled exercise in catharsis. Perhaps we can resolve the age-old issue: what is the best swear word in the English language?