That’s because kitchens are stressful environments. Multitasking, fixed deadlines, too many cooks – it’s a recipe for disaster!
To be honest, I’m just the same whenever I cook, although I usually swear silently in my head. That’s because I’m repressed.
We swear to release tension, and that’s why it doesn’t matter whether we use the f word or the s word or even the dreaded c word. It doesn’t matter what the f**k we say, it’s just the act of saying something we’re not supposed to that does the trick. It lets off steam, and it’s a lot better than hitting someone, especially when you have a small armoury of sharp knives to hand.
Writing swear words doesn’t have quite the same effect. In fact, I’m quite stressed out writing this blog article with the f word in the title. I might need to go somewhere quiet and do some really loud swearing afterwards just to calm myself down.