Cursing

United States
March 21, 2010 3:49pm CST
Do you believe that it is wrong to use profanity? Do you have different "rules" for the type of language that you use when you are at home (and possibly around children) than you do when you are out and about with your buddies? What about at work?
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5 responses
• United States
22 Mar 10
If you can control your language because of who is around then you can controll it all the time. I find anyones "cursing" to be "potty mouth" and some times I would just like to ask them "Did your mother really raise you to talk like that?" Really the amount of the cursing is a matter of controll. So you either have controll of what you are saying or you don't. Worse then the "potty mouth" are those who swear using God or Jesus. Did "they" really have anything to do with it? When I worked, it was against company policy to 'swear' all though some did. But it wasn't alot.
• Australia
22 Mar 10
Good points Christmas. Unfortunately though, I think many people today WERE taught by their mother to swear. It amazes me how many women use foul language in the shopping malls - and towards their children.
• United States
23 Mar 10
I agree, though I think some people have the motive to try not to curse in some situations, and have a motive to curse (peer pressure) in others. Thanks for the responses.
• United States
23 Mar 10
Cloudwatcher, I agree with you. I couldn't believe the way some parents talked to their children when I was working. And yes I know there are those who do control in the situation. We use to operate a semi truck garage. I tried to never go in the garage and everyone that came in the office watched (washed?) their mouth on entering. One day I had to go in the garage and I was standing by our mechanic and he was really CURSING, he looked up and seen me and said "OH, I didn't know you were there!" .. Thanks for the conversation and topic.
• Australia
21 Mar 10
I have never used swearing and never will. The English language is beautiful and supplies an abundance of words to express feelings adequately. Swear words are not used to describe a situation and usually have no bearing whatsoever on the gist of what is being said. For instance, recently I told a male shopper that if there was so much blood on the canned goods he was complaining about, he should report it to the management because it was a health hazard. The word he was using had NO connection whatever to what he was saying. Even more pronounced is an action word that is in common usage nowadays but would never have been heard in public years ago. How can this action word have any bearing on inanimate objects? Not only do I not use swear words at any time, I find them offensive when used by others. Not only do I find the words offensive, but I consider the person using them to be undisciplined and offensive.
• United States
21 Mar 10
You are right, there are plenty of words available to use in place of curse words. It would have worked for that shopper to use a British curse word though, wouldn't it? ;)
• Australia
22 Mar 10
In my opinion, no curse word would have been descriptive of what he was saying. If he can't express his feelings in decent language, he should withhold them in public - or at least in front of a lady. Not even the so-called "polite" cursing is acceptable to me.
• United States
22 Mar 10
cloudwatcher, I agree with you so much. There is no time when it is necessary to swear.
• United States
21 Mar 10
Every curse has a history behind it. At first it wasn't bad, somebody shouldn't point out a word and make it more noticed, but ignore it
@drkraven (522)
• Romania
21 Mar 10
i think it s ok as long as you don t exagerate, or use it in places where it s not suited or around ppl who don t know you very well :)
• United States
21 Mar 10
Also I think it's fine if you don't use it against somebody.
• United States
21 Mar 10
I pretty much agree, though I don't like it when people use God's name as a curse! Thanks for responding.
• Canada
22 Mar 10
i think cursing is f**king wrong
• United States
23 Mar 10
I can see that. ;) Thanks for responding!
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Sometimes it just comes out naturally, but more controlled and restricted in places such as inside the house, with family members, with elders, and/or with kids.
• United States
21 Mar 10
Yes, I understand that.