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Tue Feb 17, 2015, 02:22 PM

F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness: Universal human bias f/ positive words


F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness: Universal human bias for positive words

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Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times -- research examining billions of words, shows that these sources -- and all human language -- skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to "look on and talk about the bright side of life."

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