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Do you consider the word "damn" a swear word?

The Aging Yankee Liberal Douche 2013/01/14 19:40:12
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  • MidnightCowboy 2013/01/14 22:11:50
    No
    MidnightCowboy
    +5
    The issue was solved back in 1939 with the release of "Gone With The Wind" when the word "damn" had the stigma lifted from it:

    Frankly  my dear  I don t give a damn

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  • Cendell 2013/01/18 02:05:15
    No
    Cendell
    +1
    no way.
  • Mr.Steve 2013/01/16 15:32:50
  • Free Spirit 2013/01/16 06:02:33
  • JGF 2013/01/15 15:27:33
    No
    JGF
    +1
    It has become so commonplace it retains no shock value. Fifty years ago it was acceptable for a Broadway play (Damn Yankees).
  • Earthly Resident 2013/01/15 09:29:01
  • mwg0735 2013/01/15 09:22:12
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/01/15 07:55:32
    Yes
    timothy.hill.14
    +4
    Swear Word

    Noun
    An offensive word, used esp. as an expression of anger.

    If it's not traditionally a swear word than why do people substitute words such as darn & dang? Personally I don't tend to think very highly of people who feel the need to talk solely in profanity.
  • Gregaj7 timothy... 2013/01/15 19:29:58 (edited)
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Agreed.
  • moonglum 2013/01/15 07:17:25
    No
    moonglum
    +1
    no its not a swear word
  • ZB 2013/01/15 05:35:39
    No
    ZB
    +1
    Nope. I use it a lot.
  • Crime Time 2013/01/15 05:28:15
  • Somkey the Hores 2013/01/15 05:27:17
  • Erin PVL 2013/01/15 04:57:13
    No
    Erin PVL
    +1
    But I do t use it around younger kids.
  • Summer 2013/01/15 04:54:02
  • Baya Suesette 2013/01/15 04:51:12
    No
    Baya Suesette
    +1
    My mom does
  • monkeyking908 2013/01/15 04:49:47
    No
    monkeyking908
    +1
    there is no such thing as swear words only improperly used words. if parents just teach there kids the true meaning of words instead of telling them not to say them it will get rid of "bad" words forever
  • No
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +2
    centuries back, 'gadzooks' was a curse, shortened form of 'God's Hooks' meaning the nails on the Cross.
  • Space Invader 2013/01/15 04:39:30
    No
    Space Invader
    +1
    Hell; I don't know
  • Killing for Love 2013/01/15 04:10:15
    No
    Killing for Love
    +1
    I'll be damned the sky is falling.But it's been falling,it's just the bombs.
  • fallnhope 2013/01/15 03:36:36
    No
    fallnhope
    +1
    I don't consider any word a "swear" word... just words that make some uncomfortable
  • ★misfit★ 2013/01/15 03:31:39
    Yes
    ★misfit★
    +1
    I was taught that it is. However, I'm not offended by it.
  • Cat 2013/01/15 03:10:33
    Yes
    Cat
    +2
    DAMN IT I ment to put no stupid computer, and no I don't think its a "bad" word. personally I don't see whats wrong with saying damn it
  • ZERO Cat 2013/01/15 08:31:51
    ZERO
    It's a curse. You are asking for something to be cursed when you say that. Cursing things is risky since curses have a way of backfiring, so if you want good fortune, don't do it.
  • Gregaj7 2013/01/15 02:47:22
    No
    Gregaj7
    +2
    The full term is "Damnation", and was associated "Hell-fire" at the time of its "origin".
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Gregaj7 2013/01/15 09:40:02
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    damn (v.) late 13c., "to condemn," from Old French damner "damn, condemn; convict, blame; injure," derivative of Latin damnare "to adjudge guilty; to doom; to condemn, blame, reject," from noun damnum "damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty," possibly from an ancient religious term from PIE *dap- "to apportion in exchange" [see Watkins]. The Latin word evolved a legal meaning of "pronounce judgment upon." Theological sense is first recorded early 14c.; the optative expletive use likely is as old.

    Damn and its derivatives generally were avoided in print from 18c. to c.1930s (the famous line in the film version of "Gone with the Wind" was a breakthrough and required much effort by the studio). The noun is recorded from 1610s; to be not worth a damn is from 1817. The adjective is 1775, short for damned; Damn Yankee, characteristic Southern U.S. term for "Northerner," is attested from 1812.


    damnation (n.) c.1300, "condemnation to Hell by God," also "fact of being condemned by judicial sentence," from Old French damnation, from Latin damnationem (nom. damnatio), noun of action from pp. stem of damnare (see damn). As an imprecation, attested from c.1600.

    Damnation follows death in other men,
    But your damn'd Poet lives and writes agen.
    [Pope, letter to Henry Cromwell, 1707 or 1708]
  • Brit 2013/01/15 02:45:38
    Yes
    Brit
    +1
    Yes but that doesn't stop me from using it...
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/01/15 02:07:54
  • Dj Gill 2013/01/15 01:58:48
    Yes
    Dj Gill
    +2
    It's an interesting question though; just who decides what are counted as "swear words"?
  • graham.noble.1232 2013/01/15 01:44:49
    No
    graham.noble.1232
    +1
    no goddamnit!
  • Matt 2013/01/15 01:42:48
    Yes
    Matt
    +2
    Most "swear words" are simply profanity.

    Swearing is a form of an oath. Cursing something or somebody is the most extreme form of an oath.

    Damning is an oath that sends the recipient to hell.

    It doesn't get much worse than that.
  • Al B Thayer 2013/01/15 01:37:37
    Yes
    Al B Thayer
    +1
    Damn Hell Piss ass and sucks. All words on the dirty list. Right along with bitch bastard.
  • Queen B 2013/01/15 01:30:49
    No
    Queen B
    +1
    Just part of my colorful vocabulary...lol.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/01/15 01:24:19
    Yes
    **StarzAbove**
  • lucythetooth 2013/01/15 01:10:37
    No
    lucythetooth
  • jack_kazim 2013/01/15 00:53:28 (edited)
  • What'sIT 2013/01/14 23:38:23
    Yes
    What'sIT
    +1
    Just because it is more socially acceptable doesn't mean that it isn't a curse word. Interesting thought,.. (curse,. a religious idea).
  • being me 2013/01/14 23:27:48
    Yes
    being me
    +1
    But still use it often, lol.
  • mich52 2013/01/14 23:11:26 (edited)
  • Will Fletcher 2013/01/14 23:04:46
    No
    Will Fletcher
    +2
    I think it's more of a curse
  • Danielle 2013/01/14 22:15:56

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