According to psychotherapist Nancy Irwin, the use of profanity is rising with the unemployment rate. "There are a lot of elements that are out of our control right now and, as a result, there's a lot more fear and anxiety," the good doctor posits. "When people feel that, many cuss. Swearing is something that gives us an instantaneous release."

True, true, and there is no doubt the economy sucks a-s. However, we can specifically remember having some f-----g great times back when the s--t was rolling. So it's also possible that people just like to swear. Let us know if the falling Dow has encouraged you to drop more F-bombs, and please try not to write out the offending words unless you just got the ax and really need to let it rip.