As Good Friday draws nearer and our minds turn to the problem of suffering (or how many Easter eggs you are going to get, depending on your lights) you can forget all that pious stuff about the need to suffer in silence! According to a study at swearing is good for you. The research involved people putting their hands into very hot water while swearing or refraining from swearing and the result was that the swearers coped better with pain - something to do with the bodies capacity to produce endorphins while swearing. But before the profane get too complacent, those in the study who didn't generally swear much derived a greater benefit from the expletives than those who swore as a matter of course.
So, now you know, like a glass of wine, swearing is good for you, but only in moderation.