Tuesday, July 14, 2009
6931: Swear It’s True.
Cursing the news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A new study shows using curse words can help relieve or lessen physical pain. “Swearing has been around for centuries and is an almost universal human linguistic phenomenon,” said one of the study authors. “It taps into emotional brain centers and appears to arise in the right brain, whereas most language production occurs in the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain.” Plus, it helps relieve the pain of a shitty job.
• Worker discrimination claims against New York City have increased tenfold over the past eight years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. 67 claims were filed in 2008, up from 56 in 2007 and only six in 2002. Holy fucking shit! Ah, that feels better.