Yesterday, I mentioned a Leader-Post story, that detailed a study where they found that taboo sexual words could make one believe that time had passed more quickly.
Curious as to what taboo words the author of the study might have used? They weren’t included in the study as published; I imagine journals don’t really want something like that for a sidebar. Maybe they were just worried about the academics who might loose their time, going over this list without knowing just how long they’ve been doing it for.
Well, the author got back to me with the list of the taboo sexual words this morning, so read on only if you’ve you’re unfazed by loosing untold amounts of time to words like “randy”.
This shoots down the logic of the LP piece even further. You’d have to get really creative to get around using these words in sex, unless you were just discussing the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother or the midterm U.S. elections or something.
But then again, the study only related to reading these words, so our sense of time might be intact regardless.