You might have read research that suggests that people who tend to swear a lot are more intelligent and truthful. Could this be true? Probably not! In many situations, swearing is not allowed and appropriate in our culture, and it's not a sign of intelligent behavior. After all, we don’t feel like proud parents when we hear our children cursing around.
If you curse like a sailor, here is a great idea for a New Year’s resolution – stop swearing. It’s not easy as it may sound since often we don’t have control over our vocabulary.
So, how to start? You should be present enough to be able to catch yourself swearing and to turn the outburst into a less offensive word – this is a classical “shit to sugar” approach.
If you are serious in your decision to stop swearing, you can also use another conventional – swear jar approach. Take a jar and add a dollar every time you swear. A swear jar approach is a form of punishment and reward since you have to place a dollar when you swear, but in a weak, you can use that money as a reward for your effort.
The Guardian, EveningStandard
Gildshire Editor, Elvira Barucija