Stocks Down, Swearing Up.

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

A man walks past a displays showing stock prices at a brokerage firm Monday, March 2, 2009. Asian stocks tumbled Monday after the U.S. economy withered at its fastest pace in more than a quarter century, heightening doubts that the global economy can recover later this year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

You've probably heard of road rage, but how about portfolio rage?
Do your finances cause you to throw in a few more cuss words than usual?
You're not alone.
You'd swear the economy has never been so bad, but do you swear because the economy is so bad?
Is the recession bringing out the worst in people?
Are people using more four letter words than ever before?
It very well could be.
Since the popular networking site Twitter began, another site started tracking all of the swears on the site, and it's called
Since November, there have been millions of tweets with swears in them.
Steven Landman from the Family Counseling Center says there has been a lot of anger from some of his clients.
Especially those who were laid off from local gas and oil rigs.
"We've gone from road rage to market rage," he says.
Over the last year, he says he has noticed more and more people using profanity than ever, and the F–bomb dropped many more times than he'd ever like to here it.
He says, "It's been terribly misuses in this current trend of anger, we can express our anger without cursing. It is possible. We teach our children that, why can't we teach ourselves?"

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