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7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it. What's your favourite swear/cuss?
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7/22/2012 7:26:45 PM
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7/22/2012 7:39:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 7:33:28 PM, FREEDO wrote:
All condemned speech is speech I welcome.
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: At 6/22/2012 1:46:11 PM, Kinesis wrote:
: Also, as an Englishman I'm obligated to be prejudiced against gingers and the French.

: At 8/27/2012 10:00:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
: Every self-respecting philosopher needs to smoke a pipe.
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7/22/2012 7:45:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I personally think that, at least in formal settings, not cursing brings about civil dialogue, you malevolent, wretched demon from the pits of Hades, who should be in writhing pain for all the rest of his life.
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7/22/2012 7:51:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Swearing for emphasize frustration every once in a while is okay.

My problem is with the people that swear casually...as if their vocabularies are so limited that they need overused, offensive, blunt words to express themselves.
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7/22/2012 8:02:00 PM
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Studies show that when you swear while making a statement, people are more likely to believe you.

Swearing is also highly effective as a humor tool.
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7/22/2012 8:04:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 7:51:37 PM, 000ike wrote:
Swearing for emphasize frustration every once in a while is okay.

My problem is with the people that swear casually...as if their vocabularies are so limited that they need overused, offensive, blunt words to express themselves.

"Swear" words are actually some of the most powerful, effective, and concise words ever.
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7/22/2012 8:04:10 PM
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I like swearing, but I see the power of not swearing when I'm trying to insult someone. To me, calling someone a moron is better than a fvckwit.
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7/22/2012 8:09:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 8:04:09 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:51:37 PM, 000ike wrote:
Swearing for emphasize frustration every once in a while is okay.

My problem is with the people that swear casually...as if their vocabularies are so limited that they need overused, offensive, blunt words to express themselves.

"Swear" words are actually some of the most powerful, effective, and concise words ever.

You're absolutely right...but I think you're referring to the 1st half of the post you quoted. Casual swearing has absolutely no power or effectiveness...overused words lose their bite.
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7/22/2012 8:13:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 8:02:00 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Studies show that when you swear while making a statement, people are more likely to believe you.

Swearing is also highly effective as a humor tool.

I think studies also show that it can help relieve pain. If I remember, I think i've seen Stephen Fry do the study.
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: At 6/22/2012 1:46:11 PM, Kinesis wrote:
: Also, as an Englishman I'm obligated to be prejudiced against gingers and the French.

: At 8/27/2012 10:00:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
: Every self-respecting philosopher needs to smoke a pipe.
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7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
What's your favourite swear/cuss?

Fvck. A classic, and so versatile. :)
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7/22/2012 9:13:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
It's fun to swear at ur friends and other people.
Especially at horrible presidents.
What's your favourite swear/cuss?

Fvck. A classic, and so versatile. :)

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7/22/2012 10:13:51 PM
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I've always really hated profanity outside of humor. I immediately judge perpetual swearers and I don't think any of my friends use profanity regularly. My family...that's a different story.
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7/22/2012 10:33:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 9:13:34 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
It's fun to swear at ur friends and other people.
Especially at horrible presidents.

That's true :) But the problem is that the friend you call an @sshole in normal conversation isn't going to take you quite as seriously when you honestly tell him he's acting like an @sshole.
What's your favourite swear/cuss?

Fvck. A classic, and so versatile. :)

B!tch
u can say it to a guy as well
using Son of a B!tch
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7/22/2012 10:43:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 8:13:28 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
At 7/22/2012 8:02:00 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Studies show that when you swear while making a statement, people are more likely to believe you.

Swearing is also highly effective as a humor tool.

I think studies also show that it can help relieve pain. If I remember, I think i've seen Stephen Fry do the study.

Yes, that's true too.

There was a study I recall where there were two groups of people who had to keep their hands in cold water for as long as they could. One group couldn't swear and the other group was told to. The swearing group lasted much longer.

Also, when you step on a cat's tale, the scream it lets out is psychologically the same as swearing.
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7/22/2012 10:49:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it. What's your favourite swear/cuss?

I hate it, but can't break myself of cursing. Almost did it once, and then came back worse than before. There are some times when it is definitely necessary, but it just makes you look like a d-bag in regular conversation.
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7/22/2012 10:53:16 PM
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lol, the last time I really swore a lot was when they shot the wolf at the end of Dances With Wolves.
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7/22/2012 10:53:47 PM
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7/22/2012 11:50:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 10:33:53 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:13:34 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
It's fun to swear at ur friends and other people.
Especially at horrible presidents.

That's true :) But the problem is that the friend you call an @sshole in normal conversation isn't going to take you quite as seriously when you honestly tell him he's acting like an @sshole.

well.....
awwwwwwwwww
What's your favourite swear/cuss?

Fvck. A classic, and so versatile. :)

B!tch
u can say it to a guy as well
using Son of a B!tch
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7/23/2012 12:12:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/22/2012 11:50:28 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 10:33:53 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:13:34 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
It's fun to swear at ur friends and other people.
Especially at horrible presidents.

That's true :) But the problem is that the friend you call an @sshole in normal conversation isn't going to take you quite as seriously when you honestly tell him he's acting like an @sshole.

well.....
awwwwwwwwww

The way i see it, only a true friend could call you an @sshole knowing you can tell whether he means it or not. Even so, you start to think of it as just something that person says after a while. Where as if they were like my grandma and never ever swore or anything even close to that, and then said "fudge", you'd know something was up. Words start to loose their taboo status after a while if you use them enough, and if the taboo is why it's so satisfying, that's really not a good thing imo.
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7/23/2012 2:01:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/23/2012 12:12:11 AM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 11:50:28 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 10:33:53 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:13:34 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
At 7/22/2012 9:07:40 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 7/22/2012 7:11:07 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
Does anybody hate swearing or not like it? I personally love it and i'm never offended by it.

I like swearing, though i try not to use it all the time so it's still at least somewhat effective at it's purpose. It loses the emphasis if it's overused.
It's fun to swear at ur friends and other people.
Especially at horrible presidents.

That's true :) But the problem is that the friend you call an @sshole in normal conversation isn't going to take you quite as seriously when you honestly tell him he's acting like an @sshole.

well.....
awwwwwwwwww

The way i see it, only a true friend could call you an @sshole knowing you can tell whether he means it or not. Even so, you start to think of it as just something that person says after a while. Where as if they were like my grandma and never ever swore or anything even close to that, and then said "fudge", you'd know something was up. Words start to loose their taboo status after a while if you use them enough, and if the taboo is why it's so satisfying, that's really not a good thing imo.

I curse on daily bases so I think my friends can tell when I am serious. I agree, many of my friends just got used to my language and adapted to it.
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7/23/2012 2:12:31 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Strangely, I almost never curse despite knowing a lot of people that do. its just something I've never gotten into.

But I agree with Freedo. Cussing does make jokes funnier for whatever reason.
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7/23/2012 3:45:09 AM
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How the hell does swearing affect anything? Swear words are arbitrarily created words. I can make up the word GREEBOPLE and say it's the most offensive word in the world. Will you get a benefit from shouting it out???
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7/23/2012 5:45:42 AM
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At 7/22/2012 10:43:23 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/22/2012 8:13:28 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
At 7/22/2012 8:02:00 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Studies show that when you swear while making a statement, people are more likely to believe you.

Swearing is also highly effective as a humor tool.

I think studies also show that it can help relieve pain. If I remember, I think i've seen Stephen Fry do the study.

Yes, that's true too.

There was a study I recall where there were two groups of people who had to keep their hands in cold water for as long as they could. One group couldn't swear and the other group was told to. The swearing group lasted much longer.

Also, when you step on a cat's tale, the scream it lets out is psychologically the same as swearing.

That was the study I've seen stephen fry do. He lasted much longer swearing too.
Didn't know cats swear! :o Mind is blown.
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: At 6/22/2012 1:46:11 PM, Kinesis wrote:
: Also, as an Englishman I'm obligated to be prejudiced against gingers and the French.

: At 8/27/2012 10:00:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
: Every self-respecting philosopher needs to smoke a pipe.
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7/23/2012 4:11:16 PM
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Swearing is uncivilized.
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7/23/2012 5:00:01 PM
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Yes,I've always wondered where swearing came from and who decided what words to use that became curses. Like another poster said why not GREBOBAL ( or close to that ) instead of arsehole??
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7/23/2012 5:17:00 PM
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At 7/23/2012 5:00:01 PM, Tnkissfan wrote:
Yes,I've always wondered where swearing came from and who decided what words to use that became curses. Like another poster said why not GREBOBAL ( or close to that ) instead of arsehole??

I assume it's probably something like association. Arsehole conjures unpleasent images as do many other words. Words like fxck and the like tend to lose any meaning that they inititally had over time.

I'm no linguist, pure guess work on my part.
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: At 6/22/2012 1:46:11 PM, Kinesis wrote:
: Also, as an Englishman I'm obligated to be prejudiced against gingers and the French.

: At 8/27/2012 10:00:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
: Every self-respecting philosopher needs to smoke a pipe.
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7/23/2012 7:53:19 PM
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At 7/23/2012 4:11:16 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
Swearing is uncivilized.

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