Do you swear in a language other than your own?

Swearing for fun - Does swearing blow off steam for you?
July 1, 2008 5:01am CST
It's a classic way of saying something really emphatic (or filthy!) ithout getting a red face. I as brought up that a gentleman doesn't ssear in front of a lady or children but that's a very old-fashioned value which seems to be very out of date. Ladies often have worse potty-mouths than men! However I recently learned some swear words in Welsh which is very useful as the majority of people here I live don't understand it at all. It's quite handy to say 'that's not worth s a sheep's fart' whilst smiling blithely. Interspersed with the good old French 'merde' it can serve to baffle. Do you use this ploy to get away with bad language virtually undetected? Happy swearing!
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• United States
1 Jul 08
LOL I think I have my own personal language cause nobody but me knows what in the world I'm going on about sometimes, esp., if I do something and physically hurt myself. It is usually an attempt to cover up the real words that are just waiting to come out later on.
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1 Jul 08
You mean like "Oh Fudge!" and things like that?
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• United States
1 Jul 08
That's one of them, plus sometimes I just make a bunch of random sounds that don't even qualify as words. Like when you hit your thumb with a hammer and mom is standing behind you LOL.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
1 Jul 08
LOL I swear like a drunken trucker and do it in English most often but I do cuss out in other languages as well..and am always looking for more to learn LOL....French is easiest for me simply becuase I'm from Canada and have had numerous French speaking friends who were kind enough to share over the yrs LOL
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1 Jul 08
When I was a kid my dad worked in Ottawa with the French Canadian snow clearance gangs. They taught him some choice phrases but he would never tell us what they meant....!
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@lisa1105 (108)
4 Jul 08
hi as i live in france its very easy for my to swear in french its very funny when i go back to england and people get on my neves and ill say somthing in french most of them havn't a clue what i'm saying it's so funny, even some of the english in the village still don't know alot of french so you can say all sorts of things to them and they don't have a clue what your saying lol
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@gemini_rose (16193)
1 Jul 08
I have a potty mouth, I cannot swear in a foreign language but I love that saying that you came up with on here! I think I may have to adopt it!
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• United States
1 Jul 08
Oh my gosh I do that all the time! Because no one I know speaks my language I can curse in front of them and they'll never know what I am saying (except my parents because they speak the same language)! :)
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
9 Jul 08
I would most likely say a word that sounds like the swearword a lot but isn't actually that word. Sometimes certain sounds of certain letters are nice to say when you get mad; it's the way you allmost push the words out, not really shouting but... oh well I hope you get what I'm going for it's hard to explain. So I will change one or two letters to turn it into another, normal word :)
• Australia
9 Jul 08
I have enough trouble using English, let alone any other language, but then I'm not a swearer. I think there are enough people out there who put the Navy blokes to shame, so I leave it upto them.