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What mental disease could cause people to spontaneously swear?

I was down-town last week buying material for a photography back ground when I passed a lady who every minute or so went "F-F-Fu-F***ing C**t!" What would cause this?

slkrck4 years ago
The whole reason I came to this page was because I have this issue.  Every so often I will say to myself "MFSOB".. no tics...I haven't always had this.  Maybe been a year...not sure.

 I notice it mostly when I'm stressed.  sometimes as I'm going to bed and just before I go to sleep I will find myself saying it.
Kryptonite (author)  slkrck4 years ago
 Hmm, might want to ask your doctor, but next time it happens just take a deep breath, go get a drink of water and walk outside before you do what ever was stressing you out again.
brandegor5 years ago
Tourette's is the most likely cause, especially if she had noticeable tics (uncontrolled movements of some sort) as well. Sometimes schizophrenia can cause impulsive behavior.
Kryptonite (author)  brandegor5 years ago
Hmm, no "tics" apparent...
lemonie5 years ago
Cider? L
Kryptonite (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Almost deffinitely.
AndyGadget5 years ago
Tourette syndrome is the one which immediately springs to mind, although there may be other conditions.
This may have been something else. People with Tourette don't usually key in on one word.
Yes we do. But not always.
the one my mom has its called having kids
Kryptonite (author)  Zaphod Beeblebrox5 years ago
She looked about the age where your children have left home for the last 10 years. At least.
it lasts long after like post-traumatic stress disorder. it lasts the restof your life if you have it
Kryptonite (author)  Zaphod Beeblebrox5 years ago
Wow, sounds depressing. No wonder my mum's a bit like that some times...
moms are made very irritable during and after the kid process
kevinhannan5 years ago
Society causes people to swear - the feeling of being hard done by, and being treated unfairly or not as nicely as we would like. Even the people who say they do not swear - do, even if only mentally.
It could be she was just in a bad mood that day..
Kryptonite (author)  kevinhannan5 years ago
Yeah but spontaneously every minute or so? And at the top of her voice? that's a seriously bad mood.
I have a few friends with stress tourettes - we just laugh it off between ourselves, have a rant to clear the frustration and back to ordinariness again - maybe the poor soul didn't have anyone for a controlled and private outlet - whatever is going on with her. My sympathy to the lady and my admiration to you for having the spine to enquire and to be understanding about it. We could do with many more of the likes of you in society. I hope you have a pleasant weekend. ;-)
Kryptonite (author)  kevinhannan5 years ago
Why thank you, and may the Easter Bunny come your way soon.
lol! The Hallowe'en Ghost will get me first!
Kryptonite (author)  kevinhannan5 years ago
Ha! I forgot about him, Halloween isn't a great custom in Australia because it's Spring and all the pumpkins that aren't from China are 6 months away.

I may just make up a costume to get into the "mood" of things though.
seandogue5 years ago
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Kryptonite (author)  seandogue5 years ago
Hmm, no apparent oddities. She seemed quite fine and when I first heard it I thought it was the couple behind her. But when it happened the second time it was apparent who it was.
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Kryptonite (author)  seandogue5 years ago
Well, sallow complection and sunken eyes gave her a creapie look, but yes it could just be a family problem.
le-Sid5 years ago
I've seen some of this before. I was said it was some form of Tourette Syndrome (Excuse me if the spelling is wrong)
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourette_syndrome
Fsck knows. MInd you, if you employed the people I do, you'd swear every minute too.