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    Swearing definitley has it's place, and I think that the idea that it's something unsavory or unsophisticated is a rather elitist attitude on the whole thing.

    Not to quote the same person who I quoted for my signature, but this pretty much sums it up:

    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain

    I don't think I could trust someone who merely says "ouch!" upon squashing thier finger with a hammer, or who refrains from calling the biggest assholes out there what they really are. Words exist for a reason- there's no reason not to use them.
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    I've never agreed with the statement that swearing is indicative of poor vocabulary. Sometimes, simply no other word will do to convey the intended meaning. However, I do think they should be used sparingly to preserve their impact. I swear and I don't mind people who do, but I really dislike when people overuse them, like when people use the F word as a generic adjective five times in a sentence.

    But even though I think swearing is okay, I don't understand this at all:

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I don't think I could trust someone who merely says "ouch!" upon squashing thier finger with a hammer, or who refrains from calling the biggest assholes out there what they really are. Words exist for a reason- there's no reason not to use them.
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    I don't understand swearing or rather why people frown upon swearing. They are just more words to add to the English language and many others.

    English is a language that reportedly has a reputation for sounding ugly and bland...swearing adds color to it (hence, colorful expressions)

    Personally, I'd rather live in a world in color than a world in black-and-white.

    So, what are everyone's favorite swear words?

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    FUCK

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    FUCK
    Can we push a little harder?

    My favorite word starts with a "C."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Can we push a little harder?

    My favorite word starts with a "C."
    Cock, eh? That's kinda gay.

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    I think hating swear words is ridiculous. What even makes a swear word?

    If I said "Fuck that!" it would be worse than if I said "Hell no!"

    If I said "I fucked her," it would be worse than if I said "I slept with her."

    In both examples the meaning is essentially the same, just worded differently...but some options are inherently bad because...they just are?

    If people can't use context clues to judge the meaning of a word then that is their problem.

    It's the suppression of a word that gives it power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    You're right, of course.
    Don't SAY that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    So it would be fair to say you are more concerned with their reaction than any integral distaste for the word itself?
    Huh. I suppose so. That would apply not only to swear words, but to pretty much everything I do or think.

    Why would I bother to assess anything at all in such terms as preferable/undesirable, except for concern with the reaction other people have to it? If other people aren't involved, things simply are a certain way and have certain qualities, or they are not and do not.

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    I don't swear much myself, and I wouldn't say I'm necessarly offended by swearing, but I do get irritated, like EffEm, at people who say the F-word a bazillion times a minute. I tend to avoid forums where that's the only adjective people seem to know. It just gets on my nerves.

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