(Closed) Settle a disagreement between FI and I :) (possibly offensive)

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you consider it profanity?
    Yes, I would be shocked to hear someone with normally clean language say c**k. : (44 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, I would be shocked to hear someone with normally clean language say d**k. : (21 votes)
    6 %
    C**k is dirty slang, but not profanity. : (119 votes)
    33 %
    D**k is dirty slang, but not profanity. : (98 votes)
    27 %
    No, c**k is not a swear word. : (31 votes)
    9 %
    No, d**k is not a swear word. : (45 votes)
    13 %
    Other (please detail below) : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i voted dirty slang also. those aren’t swear words. swear words are shit, fuck, asshole, etc.

    Post # 5
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    9209 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I vote no on everything.  But I’m older, not religious at all, and enjoy crude humor  🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Both are what I’d call low level swearing. (As a church going protestant Christian). If my teenage kids used it (and they don’t, at least not in front of me), they’d be politely told not to use it in our house, but not much more. I think c*ck is a little worse. Though Darling Husband and DS love watching “Top Gear” (UK version), and it’s a running joke that one of the hosts says it all the time. So I’ve got to put up with it in that context at least 🙂

    Post # 7
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    8696 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I know a lot of people that use the word “dick,” but not the word “cock.”

    Post # 8
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    @gangqinjia:  Depends on the context really and intonation!

    Post # 9
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    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it might depend on your audience and who you are saying those words in front or around. Some people find it to be like swear words, I would agree with PP that is dirtry slang. But I think it really depends on the context and situation.

    Post # 10
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Dirty slang, but not swear words.

    Post # 11
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Secret Choice H. They’re both profanity, but neither of them is shocking.

    Post # 12
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    They’re not swear words, but cock is a dirty word IMO. I don’t say it, and I don’t like it. Dick doesn’t bother me in most situations. 

    Post # 13
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    679 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted they’re both dirty slang, and I said neither was considered profanity. 

    They aren’t swear words, just slang words for penis. I’ve mainly heard them used in a joking manner. I’ve said them myself, probably too many times to count, either jokingly, or referring to someone as a dick when talking to my Fiance or friends. 

    I might be surprised if I heard someone who was normally mild-mannered and very proper using either of those words, but I wouldn’t think they were swearing.

    Post # 14
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    1113 posts
    Bumble bee

    OP, just curious…which of you thinks it’s a swear word?

    It’s funny…FH and I were talking about this the other night! I said “cock” and he said that was basically a swear word. He said it was the equivalent of the C word and I was like…UM…NO. Haha. I think it’s just a notch above “dick” in offensiveness but he thinks it’s super offensive.

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @gangqinjia:  Dirty slang for both. I was shocked to hear Fiance say d*** because he’s so anti dirty words! lol

    Post # 16
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    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Both are dirty slang, but I wouldn’t consider either a swear word.

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