According to the journal NeuroReport dropping an F-bomb or two can make sudden injuries hurt a bit less. Test subjects plunged their hands into icy cold water. One group did it while cursing, the other group said a neutral word. The foul mouthed were able to keep their hands in the icy way for 30 percent longer and reported about half the pain as the clean mouthed. Dr Richard Stephens, author of the study, said, "Cursing can trigger the body's fight-or-flight response, which masks pain." So, go ahead and curse if you feel the need when you get that flu shot I mentioned yesterday.