“Good luck with that first step!”
-Zeno said paradoxically
Swearing has been clinically proven to reduce pain. It also is known to be processed by a different part of the brain than other kinds of language.
More serious brain research related to expletives.
posted by Michele in California
In addition to pain management: if you're trying to move something that's stuck, profanity is an excellent lubricant.
posted by fantabulous timewaster