That forbidden "F***" word

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
October 29, 2009 6:49pm CST
Whenever I heard someone I knew speak this "F" word, I would surely burst into anger and reprimand the person who said it. I never used it deliberately, but sometimes would would prefer to use another word. When I wanted to use it I would say "You're so cute". That way the person whom I'm referring too would not fell very down and react the same way I react when I heard it. A co-worker yesterday tells me that when he got home the other night, he overheard one of his grade school kid yelling that "F" word to his brother in their room. He was shock and had to talk to his son, where on earth did he learn such forbidden word. His son says that he overheard it too from a bully in their school and he said that if he said that word, he will look more tougher. The rest is a Dad & child thing. I haven't encountered it yet and have talk to my kids about it. That its very,very rude to say that word to anyone. And I'm hoping they keep it that way. But, only time can tell.
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3 responses
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
It is the parents' responsibility to lead their children to good manners and how they conduct themselves appropriately. It is through our upbringing that we can mold a child to individually grow into better men. With our children going out of our homes in their interaction and association with fellow school children and playmates, we cannot always be sure that they don't get influenced by them in this way. Constant monitoring, teachings and advices are mostly needed to mold them. Most importantly, parents need to be good examples to their children. Children observe and follow what their parents do. Fellow parents, lead by example!
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yeah you are right. Have to teach my children about good manners but still friends and peers sometimes plays a big role in their day to day lives. Sometimes I get scared or did I teach them that much to be a good person.
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
thanks for the BR mark, fulltank!
@Mypeeps (15)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Most people are beginning to use the f word probably because of how general it's becoming in the world. We'll desire to fit in, right? Consequently we presently say it without thinking about it. We might think about it soon and understand they were offensive by not generally, mainly when you're a persistent potty mouth. In time the F-word will mainly likely become an ordinary child swear, such as few butt-head are today. Swearing has occurred before, Shakespeare mad a swear word like "Frog-eyed" that citizens think were the most horrible swears ever. Today, it's acceptable for a cartoon to say it. "Freaking" used to as well be a swear word, but now it's used in SpongeBob Squarepants (I'm not kidding). In general, people use the F word because of its recent regularity in society. For me I never use it because when I was young my mom would whip me if I ever swear.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
yeah, my parents used to spank me whenever I had spoken bad words when I was still young. Very, very disciplinarian.
@rsa101 (22046)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I am hoping that my child would never learn to use that word too. But, with the way it is used right now it is highly probable that he will get it and get to use that to express his disgust with someone or something. But I think beofre he would do that I hope he understand what it means and how bad that word could affect other persons.