So, since this isn't a private matter I'm sure she won't care if I quote her as she quotes some researcher.
Many studies suggest that the brain processes swearing in the lower regions, along with emotion and instinct. Scientists theorize that instead of processing a swearword as a series of phonemes, or units of sound that must be combined to form a word, the brain stores swear words as whole units [ref]. So, the brain doesn’t need the left hemisphere’s help to process them.
The limbic system, which also houses memory, emotion and basic behavior. The limbic system also seems to govern vocalizations in primates and other animals, and some researchers have interpreted some primate vocalizations as swearing.
The basal ganglia, which play a large role in impulse control and motor functions.
Why does this matter? Because if this is true, then it isn't nearly as personal as I've taken it over the years. And possibly not nearly as sinful as we have categorized it to be.
Even knowing that it is difficult not to have the adrenaline start pumping when a kid has both middle fingers up and is screaming, "I hope you burn in F**** hell you F**** fat A*** B****." But maybe a bit of research will help me to remember that it's all about the limbic system and basal ganglia.
OK, so I admit it -- i won't remember those details -- but if I just say -- brain issue to myself it might save undo stress. ;-)