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Is swearing in the workplace a healthy way to blow off recessional anxiety? A study in Leadership and Organization Development Journal says so.

But a contrary survey released today says small business owners are one group that doesn’t appreciate a potty mouth in the office.

Only 11 percent of business owners in the survey by payroll service SurePayroll said profanity on the job constituted a morale booster.

Eighty percent cursed swearing as a downer and said it had nothing to do with the recession.

Many owners also look like hypocrites. Fourty percent admitted reverting, at least ocassionally, to their four-letter vocabs.