Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Equities: "Being fluent at swearing is a sign of healthy verbal ability"--UPDATED

Update below.
Original post:

Monday evening I put up an out-the-door post, "You Know, That Rally In The S&P 500 Looked Like the Real Deal" that said:
What say we give 1980 on the index a shot this week?
1923 close after trading as low as 1901.10.
More tomorrow, maybe with a chart or some other folderol,
Following the positive move yesterday by the S&P, the index trades up to 1,950.33 this morning and I walk down the hall thinking "as it should be".

Coming back I note the index is now down 3.84 (at 1,934.84) and this shows up from the British Psychological Association's Research Digest blog, dated Dec. 11, 2013:

Being fluent at swearing is a sign of healthy verbal ability

Swearing is an incredibly versatile aspect of language – take the word “fuck” for example. This highly charged word, still offensive to many people, has many uses beyond its literal meaning. This was colourfully demonstrated by linguists Anthony McEnery and Zhonghua Xiao from Lancaster University in the UK in their research on spoken and written English. They observed its use as a general expletive (oh fuck!), a personal insult (you fuck!), a cursing expletive (fuck you!), an emphatic intensifier (fucking marvellous!), in pronominal form (like fuck), as an idiomatic set phrase (fuck all) and, last but not least, the hilariously labelled destinational usage (fuck off!).
Still, despite this complexity, there remains a very commonly held belief that swearing is a sign of inarticulateness and low IQ – something that the US-based psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay set out to challenge in new research published in Language Sciences. At the heart of the “poverty of vocabulary” explanation for swearing is the assumption that people swear because they lack the intellectual capacity or motivation to bring to mind a more suitable expression. It’s the idea that people swear as a substitute for more reasoned and articulate speech. The Jays ran a simple yet ingenious study to test one specific aspect of this popular theory: are people who are more fluent in swear words less fluent in other forms of vocabulary?...MORE
Just fargin' perfect.

Right now it is all up to the Wilshire 5000 drawing a line in the sand, saying "Here and no further", and giving some support to the big guys:
-chart via Daneric's Elliot Waves, Jan. 12

Currently 19,764.08 off 72.37 and not looking supportive at all.

Equities: Simply Craptastic