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If you're known for peppering your conversation with a variety of NSFW words, then you may be pleased to hear that this could, in fact, be an indication of your high intellect.

While it's long been considered the reserve of individuals incapable of adequately expressing themselves, a recent study suggests that swearing may actually imply a healthy vocabulary.

According to researchers at Marist College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, an individual who regularly uses certain four-letter words is more likely to boast a wide-ranging vocabulary in comparison to those who refrain from dropping the F-bomb if at all possible.

Testing the theory, researchers requested volunteers rattle off as many words as possible from a wide range of categories, and discovered that those with the biggest vocabulary were also those with what some may deem a 'potty-mouth'.

Commenting on the study, which has been published in the journal of Language Sciences,  author, Timothy Jay, confirmed that there existed a divide between volunteers, saying: "The people who have a lot of words, have a lot of swear words."

So, do you have an extensive vocabulary or not?!

 

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