Do you use foul language...?

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
October 11, 2008 4:19pm CST
I try to avoid bad language not to set a bad example to my son. It's not in my vocabulary! However this morning I really lost it and said whatever got in my tongue. Does it happen to you too? Do you use bad language...?
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
dam it all , I never curse.... Just kidding. I try to avoid it, at least around the children ever since my older daughter was 3 or 4. Her father used to say "Jesus Christ" when ever he got surprised in an unpleasant way and she started picking that up.
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@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
No I don't use foul language. Just like you, I want to set a good example to my son. As the Bibles says in Colossians 4:6 - "Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." I don't think I would like it should I hear my son using foul language so I must be a good example to him. Children learns a lot not from what we say but from what they see from us. We parents therefore have to lead by good examples. My hubby does not also use foul language so I am so happy that I never even for once heard my son using foul language.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 08
I am very mild mannered and I try to avoid bad language, although when I was living with my ex I was always swearing at my ex we had a terrible relationship and my ex always brought out the worst in me and I would end up using terrible foul language, thankfully I have calmed down, but I do hate hearing it from other people, it's so unnecessary, so aggressive and so hostile too.
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@gtdonna (1740)
15 Oct 08
Growing up I was always of the belief that people who use foul language can only express themself this way because their vocabulary is limited. Now I know thta is not true, but I do not use it and tend to avoid it, in my opinion, there is so many other ways I can express myself without the need to use a bad word.
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
14 Oct 08
When i was a teen i used to use foul language.Nowadays i have stopped using foul language.If people use foul language at me i just laugh at them.Nowadays people in public use foul language so freely.Its not nice to listen to them.
@ellie333 (21018)
11 Oct 08
I think everybody does it at times, including me and if one does slip out in front of my son I will say 'oops that was an adult word I shouldn't have said tha in front of you, sorry, you won't ever say it will you darling' Ellie :D
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I only use it when I am not really directing it at someone, most of the time. I mean, it doesn't come naturally to me, but when I'm around other people who do it a lot, I have to do it somewhat, at least. I like being more creative than using the same expressions as everyone else, but I don't think it's a big deal.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Oct 08
Hello ronaldinu I do swear from time to time but never in earshot of my kids and if they are around I will change the word for something else, I very rarely slip up when my children are around.
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• United States
26 Oct 08
I try not to use bad language because I don't want my son to pick it up. Sometimes a few words do slip out every now and then though. My mom's fiance says bad words and I am always telling him to watch his mouth when we are over there. I have to say he has gotten better about not saying too many bad words when we are over there though.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
30 Oct 08
ONe has to be considerate of kids since they do pick up easily both the good and the bad words
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
My kids used tom drive me to distraction and to demonstrate how angry I was I would use street language...I was hoping to shock them. It didn't work of course, they simply lost even more respect for me.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
I hope that you gained the respect back:)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Absof*ckinglutey.Sometimes it is the only word that really fits. But I don't swear in front of children.But accidents do happen. Don't give yourself a hard time. It is a hard job being a good mom.
• United States
12 Oct 08
Oops. I mean a good Dad.You would think I can figure out gender by now!
• United States
25 Apr 09
Unfortunately,sometimes foul language is the only way to get across to people. Or in my case as a female bail agent, to let them know I mean business.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
25 Apr 09
I don't use any kind of foul language and don't like those, who use it. In fact, I can't use foul language in front of others, even if I want to.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I will admit when I get mad I do get mouthy and use foul language. I don't like to it just spurts out with me really thinking about it. I don't like to do that.It is just hard sometimes. I guess having a cuss jar that we would have to put change in for every time we curse would be helpful.
@dhaarvi (147)
• India
15 Nov 08
no, i won't use
@nini89 (670)
• India
20 Oct 08
I used to quarrel with my husband only I dont had ny fight or anything with others . When I get angry i used to say whatever comes on my tongue he never used to say anything he just keep quite. After everything over and finish i used to feet very bad about my husband and I sit and cry. Now four months had passed he is not with me he went to Gods place I have no one to talk. I feel onely.At each night before sleep i cant stop my tears. Even now my eyes are filled. Hsppy posting and have a nice day.
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
19 Oct 08
I must say yes. I use bad words but I am careful where and when I use them. When there are young children around or my family I avoid them, I don't want to be a bad example for younger and do not want my family must shamed for my vocabulary. I use them usually among my friends where is this kind of language common. Also sometimes when I feel annoyed and nobody is around I use them just for myself and I feel better then.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
That depends on your definition of "foul language". If you mean blasphemies and expletives, then, nope I dont use them except for one. That would be the equivalent of manure.LOL! Just couldnt shake the habit of saying it whenever Im caught off guard. Comes right out of my mouth. Dont use it that often though, since getting caught off guard doesnt happen that much. If by "foul language" you mean, saying things that would hurt other people such as insults, things like that, then, sad to admit it but yeah I do say them. Only when there's good reason to, especially out of frustration. I dont say it or direct it at any one in particular though, since that would mean a different thing altogether. Anyway, reverting back to the common definition of "foul language", I dont mind hearing, reading, seeing them, since for me thats upon every individuals discretion, but just dont force me or expect me to say them, because I just dont.
• Ireland
15 Oct 08
I try not to use foul language as my husband would be appalled if I used it. However, the odd word just slips out every now and again. Once when I was attending a class with my cousin, who is a member of a religous order, I wasn't looking where I was going and I twisted my ankle. I said some foul words then but I was mortified for having said them in front of her. I told her to give me a punch if I ever did it again but she thought it was hilarious.
@sejuti (38)
• India
15 Oct 08
well..its true bad language doesnt really get you anywhere...coz the people u use it on get really mad..and will od the opposite of what u want them to do...but ive noticed...it is extremely pleasurable at times.....for example, someone got me really mad by trying to pull me down in a horribly sneaky, sly way... and the situation was such that I just could not do anything about it...now who wants to get sick and get their blood pressure high? I discovered that a b****** hissed under my breath gave great relief....