"But it's a good reminder for all of us, not just young people but everybody, to be respectful to one another and watch the words we use," said the supervisor's spokesman, Tony Bell.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Well, it turns out that maybe it's the scolds from The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the little scold who pushed this declaration who lack respect for others.
The pain management of others.
Scientific American has an article about a study that suggests that "cussing" actually helps people deal with pain.
Although cursing is notoriously decried in the public debate, researchers are now beginning to question the idea that the phenomenon is all bad. "Swearing is such a common response to pain that there has to be an underlying reason why we do it," says psychologist Richard Stephens of Keele University in England, who led the study. And indeed, the findings point to one possible benefit: "I would advise people, if they hurt themselves, to swear," he adds.
How swearing achieves its physical effects is unclear, but the researchers speculate that brain circuitry linked to emotion is involved. Earlier studies have shown that unlike normal language, which relies on the outer few millimeters in the left hemisphere of the brain, expletives hinge on evolutionarily ancient structures buried deep inside the right half.
This person should be cussing.
Given the amount of pain everyone is going through right now (economy, unemployment, inflation, housing prices, etc etc), shouldn't people be swearing all the time?
Especially given the fact that health care costs are increasing- swearing an inexpensive (it's free!) way of dealing with pain. And then there's the fact that the FDA is considering
changes that would lower the maximum over-the counter Tylenol dose and would ban two narcotic painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet, which also contain acetaminophen. The potential government crackdown on acetaminophen, would affect everyone from occasional pain poppers to chronic pain suffers.
Pretty soon, all we'll have left to deal with pain, is to cuss.
Shouldn't The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors pass an ordinance declaring a "MORE cussing week"? Los Angeles has a lot of problems. Shouldn't its residents be cussing more?
Maybe they should. Maybe this emphasis on "no cussing" is making Los Angeles the "meanest city":
In a report released Tuesday, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless named Los Angeles the No. 1 "Meanest City" out of 273 nationwide.
The report says a primary reason for the dubious honor was a new Los Angeles police crackdown called the Safer Cities Initiative that it claims has trapped tens of thousands of poor, homeless and disabled residents in the criminal justice system.
Just so we're clear: Cussing helps you deal with pain. Living in Los Angeles can be painful. Los Angeles' important Board of Supervisors has officially come out against a safe and inexpensive form of pain relief. And now, the city is the meanest in the country.
Congratulations, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and "No Cussing Week"! You've made things worse for everyone!
A scathing message, dedicated to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors- a bunch of mean people opposed to pain relief.
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