How do you feel about swearing?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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8916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I fucking love it!  Laughing  (In moderation.)

Oh, and I have a master’s degree, as do most of my friends who swear on occasion.

Post # 4
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Brace2014:  if I’m pissed ill curse or being dramatic lol but when every other word that comes out of someone’s mouth is a curse word I tend to think they need to expand their vocabulary. 

Post # 5
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolot:  I AM SO FUCKING SURPRISED THAT WE AGREE.

Post # 6
Hostess
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Brace2014: I swear when I’m tired or something’s riled me at work, wrong and unprofessional I know….So, I’ve decided to make it my New Years resolution to stop swearing when at work and reduce it at home.

Post # 8
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5688 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I curse… a lot and I’m really f*cking smart so it’s not like I couldn’t use other words if I wanted to

Post # 9
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have absolutely no objection to a carefully chosen swear word. Especially when couched in a nicely correct sentence. I am not uneducated (far from it) and have the sort of English accent that once had a sales clerk in Portland, OR, assuring me that I sound like the Queen. Not that I do. So I certainly wouldn’t strike anyone as a yob. But for all that, I like a little swear from time to time.

What I do object to is swearing being a substitute for an adequate vocabulary or swearing being used inappropriately or purely in order to cause upset to people who are uncomfortable with the vernacular. So if you can’t compose a simple sentence without effing and jeffing, or greet your granny without sounding as if you were “in da hood” then it is time to have a good long think about how and why you use language.

I mean let’s be reasonable here. It’s not fucking rocket science is it, ladies?

Post # 11
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Brace2014:  I don’t assume those people are uneducated but does get old when it’s really excessive.  I do however, find it really amusing that when I do curse in front of my mother she’s like “GASP!! Lauren…such ugly words out of such a pretty mouth” LMAO I’m so going to use that on my children one day. It’s so funny.

Post # 12
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It really depends on how much the swearing is happening.

If it’s once in awhile/not that often, or when someone is excited/mad.. totally not a big deal. “holy shit!”, ‘what the hell?”… I use those all the time, but never around children and never in public.

I don’t feel that this type of swearing makes someone seem less educated or immature.

I’ve even heard my boss [who is a millionaire] swear once in awhile.

Now, if it’s ever other word, or every sentance, that can be a bit annoying, but I don’t get too upset about it.

The ONLY time I get upset about it is when a parent is using foul language directed at a young child, or around other children that isn’t their own [like in a grocery store… I’ve said something to multiple people in stores about their language when I’ve had my niece with me.]

Post # 14
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8916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Brace2014:  I definitely don’t swear AT people, nor to strangers.  It’s mostly when talking with friends.  My husband had an interesting insight on this recently, which was that if you swear sometimes while talking with friends (along the veins of “It was so fucking awesome!”, not “Fuck you asshole”), it’s a sign of intimacy & friendship.  Like, I know this kind of language isn’t acceptable in proper society… but we’re close enough that we can let loose with each other.

I know everyone may not agree, but I thought that was really applicable for the way we communicate with friends.

@peachacid:  fuck yeah!

Post # 15
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811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have no objection to a properly placed comedic swear word. Or even out of aggravation.

But I think that location and audience is key. Some workplaces it is fine, but others it is a big no no. If children are around I think it is a big no no. Even if they aren’t listening (maybe that’s just the mom in me)

Post # 16
Hostess
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Brace2014: I’ve been called out on it once as I put the phone down and said P&!?K out loud. My work can be intense but I know that’s not an excuse. As you mentioned above I did have a formal education so…yeah now I feel more embarrassed lol. No I don’t have kids, perhaps if I did it would make me stop. 

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