Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Science Of Diluting"Fuck" and Other Cuss Words With L Words

When I find I am stressed and start to use foul language more than I would like I think of L words.

Let me explain the real psychology in all of this. Usually when one is upset that is when one uses the F word per say, until it just becomes a habit of course.

Anger is an emotion. As you become angry your body's muscles tense up. Inside your brain, neurotransmitter chemicals known as catecholamines ("fight or flight" hormones that are released by the adrenal glands in response to stress.) are released that cause you to experience sudden burst of energy lasting up to several minutes. 

Now there are not that many L words that fit angry situations. Try and you will not find them. By the time you have tried words like , Ludicrous, loquatious, lobotomoyabarum, labefactation, labeorphily, labidometer, labile, labrose, and even lallation and found non of them fit, you have slowed down the emotional anger process by distraction and restructuring of thoughts in order to bring about a casual reduction in anger or in this case and anger response that has become a habit. Habits are seen to be routines of behavior that are repeated and tend to occur subconsciously about them. So by using this stalling technique, you force yourself to think consciously about them and change that habit.

It is basically a relaxation technique that helps to decrease your amygdala activity and the use of cognitive control techniques which help you practice using your judgment to override your emotional reactions. And if practiced soon enough will interrupt the flow of additional brain neurotransmitters and hormones (among them adrenaline and noradrenaline) being released which trigger a lasting state of anger arousal and physical effects like increased blood pressure and increased heart rate.

Of course you can just as easy use other letters that have hard to find anger words. Oh and if you want a negative L word, try one of these:

  1. lapidat: to pelt with stones; to kill by stoning
  2. larrup: to flog or thrash
  3. libertinage: debauchery
  4. lickerish: lecherous; lusty; greedy
  5. limaciform :slug-like
  6. lubricious:slippery; lewd

If you still want an L cus word sentence try these French terms:

L?chez mon cul: Lick my Ass

La putain de ta race: Whore of the Race.



  1. Hmmm.

    If I say to someone (or in some situation) things like "slug-like" "to kill by stoning" or "Lick my ass" does the language really matters? :D

  2. Nope it does not, but just adding some levity for those who still want to cuss with L words or be negative still with L words :-)

  3. I like to use the term I learned from the Orbit - "dirty mouth" commercial....


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