“One of the key underlying principles of swear words is that they work as a sort of linguistic weapon which automatically triggers negative emotions in the brain of the listener,”
One can’t encounter a taboo word without involuntarily registering the negative emotion associated with it,
The point of the article is the use of emoji muddles the effect with one exception: 🖕. My lesson from that? Trying to be clever with emoji doesn’t really work. Especially with dissess
In other news, nine days ago was National Compliment Day and the guys at Rockboost pointed out in their newsletter:
So maybe, to get the results you’re looking for, in lieu of taboo emoji swearing, keep it simple & focus on more compliments to get what you want? ; )
As always, thank you for reading!