What Say You?

@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
September 30, 2008 10:23pm CST
I'm very critical of what's on TV and in advertising today, so much of it is junk or nothing but smut and I have a hard time finding anything worth watching. I saw a commercial today for Domino's Pizza and one character was commenting about their new subs or whatever they are and he said something along the lines of 'they're freaking great'. Now I know that it is not actual cursing by the letter of the law, but come on, we all know what he meant. Is that really necessary in prime time advertising? I was always told that if you can't talk without cursing, then you need to learn how to express yourself better. I would think that advertising companies that are being paid large sums of money should be able to come up with something better than that! For the record, I'm not a prude. I am a Christian, but I also I spent 21+ years in the Marine Corps and I've seen it all, heard it all, and done most of it. But enough is enough already. What say you?
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19 responses
• United States
1 Oct 08
It's sad when you watch tv and you see all of these commercials like that. I'm sorry but if you can't think of anything better than 'freaking great' then I think it's time to pull out the dictionary or thesaurus to find a better word. As far as the male enhancement stuff, I'm sorry, but that should be left for late night television, not prime time.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Agree and agree!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I agree with you. And I for one curse way to much as it is and I'm trying to stop. And I don't like it on TV. There is way to much stuff on TV today. My roommate and son watch all this stuff. That is just not right. You see to much on the street let alone on TV. Your friend onlydia
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
the commercials in your country is different from what it is here. so i havent seen the domino's pizza commercial you are saying. there are sommercial also in our country that is not executed nicely but it is always a wonder why the board is allowing this kinds of commercial be aired. but of course it is always about money.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Domino's is probably trying to attract more immature overeaters. How often do you hear a teen-aged conversation without objectionable language? It's very rare! What happened to asking people to clean up their acts and stop being offensive? Instead, I know several people who tease me because I don't curse! As if it's so incredibly weird! I just never heard it at home growing up, or at school, so it never became a habit.
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@BarBaraPrz (20085)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Oct 08
I agree "that if you can't talk without cursing, then you need to learn how to express yourself better."
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I think that these commercials are meant to appeal to the kids of today and not to us. And we all know what he meant by freaking but he did not curse. If we considered that a curse that people should not say 'shoot' or 'darn' or 'dang' cause we all know what they really mean.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
5 Oct 08
As a mother of 1 young and two preeteen children, I agree with you. I don't understand why they would even need to assimalate a bad word like that, even though it is not the actual word. It just encourages the kid to go around saying the substitute word, where like you said everyone knows what they are saying and what is meant by that. I am frequently shocked by things I see on television during the time that kids will be watching television.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I agree, I would really have more respect for this companies if they did not promote crap. I alreayd have stopped going to McDonalds because of some of their views. It is really their loss they are not getting my money or 1000's of others for what they say, do, or believe in. It is like they all are on a mission to self distruct.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yes, I agree with you. There is too much filth nowadays. I think they are using that kind of language to connect with the younger generation. We should be teaching the younger generation how to express themselves using more intelligent words. I know people swear and I don't think that will ever stop, but we should at least try.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
1 Oct 08
As far as saying the word freaking, it doesn't bother me one bit. As long as they are not saying the "f" word I am fine with it. I don't watch much TV anymore but one thing I can't stand is the Bratz commercials. They look like teen s1uts. I grew up with Barbie. Barbie had more class when it came to her style of dress. What are these commercials telling our kids?
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I know what you mean. These days we have so many cable channels available but still can't find much worth watching. As far as the commercials go, I can't stand them. A lot of them are so loud and annoying that I don't know how they think people would want to buy the product they are promoting.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Amen to that. I hate watching tv anymore because of it. Alot of the shows are not good for the whole family to watch either. I leave the tv off because of it.
1 Oct 08
Hi Ldyjarhead, I am not a prude either and it not just the language that winds me up, but it the naked flesh and leaves nothing for the imagination with couples jut to adveritse aftershave or body cream. the adverts are shown long before the water shed and young kid are watching the t.v, I think its disgusting and that is my rant. Tamara
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I totally agree, my daughter says that all the time and I knew what it meant in the beginning and thoght it was better than saying the actual word..But, it is getting to where she might as well say the actual word..There is a word for this kind of talk and I can't remember what it is, but words like freaking,darn,dang gone it,oh gosh, are all subsitutes for the actual "bad" word..
@peavey (16788)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Not only is it crude, it shows a lack of creativity. I don't watch TV, but have been thinking of getting one lately. I think you've just helped me decide against it. Water seeks the lowest level - there must be a lot of potholes in our society.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Oct 08
i see things on tv i thought i'd never see. i'm like you i'm not a prude but what is it teaching little folks. my grandson picks up on everything. have a good one.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
they are trying to appeal to the common folk, and many people especially young people who are more likely to eat them talk that way. I don't like it either but we are dinosaurs lol
@celticeagle (118553)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 08
I feel that you are being overly critical. I do agree with part of it. Things are abit out of hand but, I think there is still good things to see on tv. Kids shows for entence. And the cable stations such as Biography, A&E, Nat Geo, TLC, Animal Planet, and PBS all have credible and entertaining programs.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That's a shame. I think that one has to cuss all the time (even using pseudo-curses) that it shows laziness. There are other words that can express thoughts better than "freaking."