Although there's no scientific evidence to back me up, I'm fairly certain that yelling out a string of swears after stubbing my toes makes me feel better. Aside from the typical round-up of four letter swears and colorful creations you come up with in the heat of the moment ("f*cking fart Fudgesicle on a stick," is a personal favorite), there are a number of old-school curse words we should bring back right now. In fact,because they're so retro, you may be able to get away with muttering these vintage comments without anyone around you understand what you're saying. Talk about a win-win.
When I was a kid, words like "butt" and "darn" were considered curse words. and taking the Lord's name in vain was a serious offense. Now, my husband and I drop so many f-bombs that our toddler son has begun incorporating these curse words into his everyday vernacular. In a way, I'm proud because he's using them in the correct context ("why won't this f***ing toy work?"), but perhaps I should teach him some more creative and less offensive language. Whether you have a kid or not, consider bringing these old-fashioned curse words back into style with your salty swears.