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What is your opinion on swearing?

PhoenixFloe 2012/12/08 01:38:26
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That quote seems reasonable enough to me on the whole, although, there are definitely trustworthy people who don't swear, and untrustworthy people who swear like pirates.

Growing up, my older cousin always told me that people only swore because they couldn't think of something more intelligent to say. As a result of that, and what I was taught by my dad and stepmom, I outright refused to swear ever, at all until I was fifteen even though schoolmates would dare me to and make fun of me about it often. Once I outgrew that, I started swearing more and more frequently and now I swear as part of my everyday vocabulary along with most other people I know. I now feel that she was being a bit uptight and have learned to appreciate a well placed F bomb. I thoroughly enjoy swear words in general, as a matter of fact. I read somewhere once that yelling the F word loudly after injuring yourself actually has a legitimate measurable pain killing effect unlike any other word.
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  • Zoo Boo 2013/11/13 16:45:02
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    Zoo Boo
    The reason that people swear is that the language is universal! Sometimes being civil and using decorum doesn't work with idiots! Therefore profanity is the only avenue of communication. Republican Cursing
  • mustangluver 2013/09/18 04:43:23
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    mustangluver
    I go with the flow..i know when, where and how. There's a time and a place for everything..
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/02/03 19:59:07
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    Kezzi Morris
    I don't swear but if someone wears I just ignore them
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/12/31 05:22:52
  • lucythetooth 2012/12/11 04:34:15
    &$@;!$'#*?!$&%#*!!!!!!!
    lucythetooth
  • Phoenix... lucythe... 2012/12/11 17:27:59
  • Icanbean Arschloch 2012/12/11 00:02:09
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    Icanbean  Arschloch
    +1
    "Frankly my dear, ... I don't give a damn". (I just had to do that)
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/12/10 21:26:42
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    NarcolepticGoat
    +1
    Swear words have their uses for sure. My mom didn't bat an eye when she told me my stepfather has cancer and I said F***. I also believe there was a study that the swear words come from a different part of the brain than the language center, and swearing while in pain helps.
  • Wizard_in_Time 2012/12/10 21:02:26
  • mariner 2012/12/10 20:53:03
    &$@;!$'#*?!$&%#*!!!!!!!
    mariner
    there is an awful lot of it going on in this office .....
  • Jesterz 2012/12/10 20:29:35
    BOOOOOBIES.
    Jesterz
  • Phoenix... Jesterz 2012/12/10 20:48:57 (edited)
    PhoenixFloe
    +1
    Billy Connolly makes me weak in the knees. Oh man, that was SO HOT. *fans self*

    Have you seen his TV series?
  • Jesterz Phoenix... 2012/12/10 21:17:21
    Jesterz
    +1
    ? no didn't know that OMG!!
    omg

    Have to go... lot of searching and downloading to do.... Thanks for the tip!! :o)
  • Phoenix... Jesterz 2012/12/11 00:26:55
    PhoenixFloe
    It's on Netflicks! It's called Billy Connolly's Route 66. Although, you probably already know that by now. :P
  • Michelle 2012/12/10 20:29:24
    &$@;!$'#*?!$&%#*!!!!!!!
    Michelle
    +1
    I know it certainly isn't a sign of how educated you are or the size of your vocabulary: I casually swear pretty much every other sentence around my friends, but I am a writer who can effortlessly keep it out of formal work (though sometimes it'll slip into a draft that I'm angry at). Save for when I hurt myself enough to let out a loud F-bomb, I can keep it out of conversations it does not belong in. As long as I keep my tongue at work, in class, or around people who I know it would offend, I don't see the harm in swearing.

    The study makes a lot of sense. If people swear around others, they clearly don't care what that person thinks about their vocabulary or trust them enough to trust them not to judge. But people who simply don't care swear a lot as well.
  • kevracer 2012/12/10 20:18:03
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    +1
    swearing has its time and place- used properly it is an effective communication tool
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/12/10 20:15:57
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    +1
    Don't do it where it is not appropriate. Like in public, at school or work.
  • Ripley 2012/12/10 20:12:40
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    Ripley
    undisciplined and someone that cannot express themselves like an adult should be able to.
  • kevracer Ripley 2012/12/10 20:19:08
    kevracer
    +1
    you just accidentally dropped a 45 pound weight on your foot- and you say ____________
  • Ripley kevracer 2012/12/10 20:30:15
    Ripley
    +1
    me....heck fire. really I do.
  • TXredhead kevracer 2012/12/22 16:26:45
    TXredhead
    911 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mike 2012/12/10 18:51:29
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    +1
    Since women swear, too, we should drop the old double standard about it being unacceptable to swear in front of women!
  • TXredhead Mike 2012/12/22 16:30:28
    TXredhead
    But, do you really like if women swear. Some really extreme situations it can happen. But daily use, just isn't cool for a lady to swear when there are some great creative words you can say instead. If said with a smile, most people have no idea you just cussed at them.
  • JD 2012/12/10 06:06:25
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    Not good
  • Greg Saunders 2012/12/09 15:56:05
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    +2
    It's not the word but the intent that matters, religious people swear all the time but in their own way.

    Research has shown that it reduces pain and can relieve stress, yet another so-called but meaningless evil that is in fact good for us.

    The extremes are different and that's just some trying to be tough or hip.
  • MusicMan 2012/12/09 13:57:38
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    +1
    Totally disgusting and disrespectful.
  • Mike McCullough 2012/12/09 07:40:17
    &$@;!$'#*?!$&%#*!!!!!!!
    Mike McCullough
    I find that it's mostly unnecessary and a person can usually express their thoughts and feeling better with other nouns verbs adjectives and connecting words. Every once in a while, however, it seems that it takes swearing or some well chosen Cuss words to get some peoples attention and let them know that you are serious and they had better pay attention. It's also a real hassle to me to try to pic out all those symbols to represent the words you don't want some one to know.
  • lagrenouille 2012/12/09 01:59:38
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    lagrenouille
    +1
    swearing is part of free speech, if you wish to use more "colorful" language you should have the ability to do so without someone thinking less of you, at the same time swearing can be offensive to some, and those taking offense should be able to ask for you to clean up your speech... and you should give them the respect they deserve
  • lagreno... lagreno... 2012/12/09 02:01:49
    lagrenouille
    +1
    and I believe the quote can be taken pretty seriously, I tend to swear a lot, and I also tend to be very honest and blunt about what I say, I also agree that there are some people who swear a lot and will outright lie to you just to get you to leave them alone
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/12/09 01:14:04
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    Lerro DeHazel
    I am the only one who hears me . . .
  • sonofason 2012/12/08 23:01:40
  • Crische 2012/12/08 20:47:37
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    Crische
    +1
    The 'painkilling' comment is right on. Certain words are just exclamatory and come as a release of stress and pressure, sometimes as a negative, sometimes when you're just in a flippin good mood. Mean what you say; speak your mind, others can take it or leave it. Just want to learn to control your emotions and try to keep yourself in the elevated state of mind (there's no height limit). Find your flow/roll/orbit; words can only do so much, the stress is in your thoughts and imagination. Quite controllable. Throw those f-bombs out with pride.. you are free, we put chains on our own selves/let society lock us up. With the right attitude though you can get that stress release in any word, anything, and it's very healthy. Most people just take the world's pressure(gravity, society, w/e) and collapse, you must express to re-balance the equation. Sit up straight, throw your weight around.
  • learningtobreathe16 2012/12/08 17:02:48
    BOOOOOBIES.
    learningtobreathe16
    +1
    'nuff said. :)
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/08 16:39:32
    BOOOOOBIES.
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    When it comes to the right wrong person.i use it as a nuclear missile.
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/08 16:17:53
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    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It has its time and place.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/12/08 15:53:40
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    +1
    It's not necessary. I don't swear, I can get my point across without swearing.
  • Kathulhu 2012/12/08 15:15:38
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    Kathulhu
    Swearing is something that expresses strong feeling without needing much creativity.
    That being said, I do it a lot. For shame.
  • Veronica 2012/12/08 14:11:32
    BOOOOOBIES.
    Veronica
    +2
    I do it when its funny. haha
  • Just me ♥ 2012/12/08 13:23:49
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    Just me ♥
    +1
    An occasional curse word might slip out of my mouth, but not on a regular basis by any means.
  • oh my science 2012/12/08 12:51:35
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    oh my science
    you all need to go to youtube and type in "Stephen Fry Swearing", that is all

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