Swearing is a bad thing to do
-bring out your inner negativity
-can affect/hurt others
-can affect/hurt yourself
-is a waste of time (for everyone)
-is a waste of breath
-brings a bad connotation to your name
-turns your personality in a bad direction
-changes your attitude in a bad way
-generally sounds bad, unless you sing it
-may ruin relationships
-is bad for kids to hear
-trains your brain to be impatient and vent anger wherever, whenever
Whoever opposes must step right up and accept this challenge! First round can be acceptance or not, Con may choose.
LET THE DEBATING BEGIN!
Swearing in public is any language that is offensive--profane or not.
I'm using the term "bad" to give you a general idea of what the resolution is, but the debate will not entirely be about this.
Here are the 5 main types of swearing put into specific categories:
1. Spiritual swearing, which makes fun of, mocks or inappropriately invokes a god or deity and, by extension, devalues a person's spiritual beliefs.
2. Societal swearing, which usually employs slurs that seek to devalue people based on their race, ethnic, physical, cultural, biological or community distinctions. People are devalued because of who they are in relation to others.
3. Species swearing involves calling someone or something by an animal name. People are devalued by being compared with animals.
4. Sexual swearing tends to be salacious and often employs the ubiquitous "f" word. The “f” word's utility can extend beyond sex. It can be used as a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. It is a versatile swear word. Some people hear it so often, they scarcely notice it at all. Nevertheless, pepper an argument with plenty of "f" words and we may soon stray from the rational path. (I'm reminded here of those standup comics who use the word to excess … so much so, I lose track of the actual joke. Do they use the word to excess as a compensating mechanism for a lack of talent? I often wonder.) In the end people are often shocked, embarrassed or devalued through some sort of association with the word's original sexual content.
5. Scatological swearing tends to be gross and preoccupied with excrement or excretion. People can be diverted from a rational argument or devalued by a disgusting metaphorical association.
Swearing is overused
Because my opponent said/admitted that swearing is basically self-destructive (ruins relationships, worsens personatlity and over-all attitude) if overused, I will attempt to prove that ALL swearing is overused: therefore a bad thing to do.
I'm sure you have heard at least once a little elementary school-aged child saying with their friends that something "sucks" or this is "crappy." Those are used so much it drives me bonkers. If you don't agree, say something. Mainly, swearing is used to release emotion and usually negative emotions. I argue that it is not a good way to do it, and I have and will be explaining why. Point is that profanity is the most common way to release the emotion of anger, a.k.a. scatological swearing. This further supports my argument that it is overused and bad for everyone.
The majority of folks/parents don't appreciate--or hate--the use of offensive language
If one person--anybody--talks profanely in front of a kid, that kid will never be able to erase that word from their mind and will more than likely reuse it in front of others. This is how the words spread. (See videos)
In fact, I only knew one kid in the 7th grade who didn't know the F-bomb or most of the other swear words, and she came from a rather protective family system. To the point, most parents, at the very least, dislike and don't appreciate their children to listen in on profane language.
Even so, there are some parents who swear so often that others are greatly annoyed or worse. In this case here, a mother was arrested for it.
It is worse for you and whoever you are associated with if you swear at all in public either way.
Lack of educated language / swearing devalues general language or even you
Typically speaking, swearing is involved in slurs of racial, sexual, or just plain offensive talk. We can admit that we often use this type of language due to lack of better words. This itself should attract our attention and make us want to quite swearing in public because we should know by now that our personalities our partially determined by the way we talk. The first time I see you I might, without consience, put you into categories. Swearing might devalue the way I think of you.
Swearing in private or public is bad. It is bad for you, in your attitude, and for those around you, their involvment in profanity and/or their perspective of you.
Swearing is a bad thing to do.
Con admits that swearing is overused. That means I have proved my point because, as I said in the previous round: "Because my opponent said/admitted that swearing is basically self-destructive (ruins relationships, worsens personatlity and over-all attitude) if overused, I will attempt to prove that ALL swearing is overused: therefore a bad thing to do."
I will say that it is sometimes the easiest and most efficient way to express strong negative emotions, but this does not change the fact that it is offensive and harmful 99% of the time. I still argue that it is not a good thing to do in any way. My opponent did not refute my videos or my arguments, and did not exactly create an argument himself.
Conclusion: swearing is a bad thing to do on any occasion.