Turns Out, Resting Bitch Face Is A Legit Language

We knew it. *unimpressed face*

Three answers a person with resting bitch face gives all the time: "No, I don't hate you." "No, nothing is wrong and I'm in a perfectly good mood." "Yes, this is my natural resting face and yes, I'm owning it."

But enough with all this explaining about our faces. We can't help it, all right?

And, thanks to this latest scientific discovery, turns out we are actually communicating in our own special way. Knew it.

A new study by Ohio State University has found that resting bitch face is one of a few facial expressions that can break down cultural and linguistic barriers and act as a legitimate language.

The researchers took photos of students' expressions when they disagreed with something and, after detailed observation, discovered a generic disagreeing face. They named it the 'Not Face.'

The Not Face expression was found to be used instead of speech universally across English, Spanish, American and Chinese languages. It was even common in sign language.

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"To our knowledge, this is the first evidence that the facial expressions we use to communicate negative moral judgment have been compounded into a unique, universal part of language," lead researcher Aleix Martinez said.

So science has proved it. Having resting bitch face makes us expert communicatorsbecause sometimes a look says it all. 


This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors. 

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