Look, he can't even speak without swearing!

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  1. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    So basically, have any of us gone through a stage in our lives where we curse way too much, why do we think this is/was, and how've we been able to curb ourselves into a facade of decency?

    For example, I think a lot of it started for me because my schools & family were always stiff as fuck when it came to just about anything (my parents especially), which meant that talking like this to myself & with my friends became more of a novelty than anything else at my young age. Along with that, this inherent rebellion of sorts really didn't go away until I was well through high school where nobody really cared anymore, and when I surrounded myself with way too many women to realistically present myself like Eric Cartman.

    ... however in the last couple of years, it started coming back, especially when I'm in the car, watching wrestling, playing cards, etc, and I think it's a wonder I'm not like this online. I mean, it's never really been a problem because I've learned at a young age how to act appropriate for different situations, but if I had to put money in one of them swear jars every time I verbally used a woman's private parts in vain, I think it's safe to say that I'd need to do a lot more than just quit my Transformer collecting.
     
  2. daytimeninja

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    I swear all the time and I love it. Of course I'm still in college and it may change when I grow up. Obviously there are situations when not to swear, but it's hard when a bunch of 19-20 year old guys are out playing basketball or video games.
     
  3. Brawlastator

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    I'm alright with swearing, and I swear my fair share.

    One thing I cannot STAND is self-censorship, though, especially on the internet. People who type things out like "f-ck" when the board doesn't censor the word "fuck." If you, going to swear, at least commit to it for fudge's sake. We aren't going to tell your mommy if you've been swearing on the internet.
     
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    It's hard for me. I don't curse on here because I feel it requires effort to type an unnecessary word. But I work in commercial and industrial construction and not only is it ok to curse, being PC goes out the window as well.
     
  5. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I think swear filters are funny though. For example, words like fuck, shit & cunt get filtered into grape, plum & apricot on my yugioh forum, and I don't think that'll ever get old. If anything, I've found myself using them in real life, along side "scrap & slag" that is.


    Also as far as being with people at work & whatnot, it was pretty funny when I worked at Crappy Tire because of how much we cursed when customers weren't around/in the shop/etc, but how civil we commonly had to be on the store floor for obvious reasons. I just can't help but ask myself how much of these exceptions have to do with taboo, and how much of it actually has to do with the context of what's actually being said.
     
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    You know what's worse? People who use Cybertronian swear words. Get outta town.

    Yeah, I freely admit that the wordfilter on another site I frequent does make me giggle. How can I not, when 'holy shit' turns into 'holy poo poo' and 'fuck' becomes 'gently caress'? People's gritty fanfics, chock-full of adult language and situations, become instant laugh-riots. Equally hilarious is the administrator's refusal to budge from his wordfiltering stance when the fanfic authors bitterly complain.

    For the record - I'm the administrator. :p 
     
  7. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Gently caress? Hhaah, I should try that out the next time I feel like screwing around at the expense of the members. Like, I thought about using cybertronian words, but nobody there would really get it, and the fact that "scrap" is a yugioh archetype wouldn't have the same effect. It would just seem like a cheap way to stop people from saying a word that could easily be swapped with something hilarious.

    The silly plum we've got works well though, as it's pretty hard to stay pissed off at anything/anyone when your entire rant gets reduced into a fruit basket.


    ... too bad we can't employ the same thing in real life, what with automatically filtered curse words.
     
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    LOL what a coincidence, my g/f also works at Crappy Tire and their email systems has some stict-ass filter on it! [for the non-Canadians in the crowd, we're referring to Canadian Tire, a big store that sells car parts, sporting goods, etc.]
    Found out early on when I'd send her an email and an hour or so later it would bounce back. Now when we type, it's gotta be stuff like a$$, $hit and f*ck, sometimes even cr@p & p00p just in case, to get around the filters. Quite funny actually.

    Back on topic, a few years ago I decided to cut back on the curse words. Not just because I was maturing (yeah right :p  in my 30s and still playing with kids' toys), but you'll find:
    -people will take you more seriously. Join in on most conversations, and the second you start dropping f-bombs you immediately begin losing credibility
    -comedic effect. I'd swear less so that when I do drop a curse word, it has more of an impact. [please do not mistake this for when lazy comedians confuse "offensive" with "funny", when their material is lacking and they use curse words as a crutch]
    -class. IMO people in general should try showing some more often.
     
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    I usually don't swear in person. In extremely informal situations like the internet, I occasionally use some of the lighter words.
     
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    Swearing in person - no
    Swearing on the internet - yes
    Although, I generally try to stay away from fuck.
     
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    I work in a call center. There's a mute button for a reason :lol 
     
  12. TrueNomadSkies

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    Agreed 100%, especially about avoiding curse words & things as a crutch. Heck if anything, using them out of their best possible slots can take away from the intent, and that's something you can really see in certain comics who curse way too much for the sake of doing so.

    Then about the Canadian Tire e-mails & whatnot, I never had my own e-mail there or anything, but I couldn't help but laugh at the fact that kids could look at porn just fine... but that I got blocked trying to look up a Fram filter # for whatever.


    Gotta love the internet. :) 


    I do too for the sake of originally, but sometimes... well, you know. :p 


    Call center you say? Well, if you come across any new stories, there's always that "stupid customers" thread, heh.
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Dang, O my gosh, heck....that's about it
     
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    I don't swear excessively simply because it's usually not necessary, but sometimes I feel it can actually enrich a conversation, so I'll sprinkle 'em in sarcastically and lightheartedly. It's effective punctuation, but I'll never say it spitefully.

    Censorship is silly. All it does is put those words, and not just words, on a pillar to fear/scrutinize/etc. It's counterproductive.
     
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    When I'm around other people, I'm a saint. In private, I cuss like a sailor.
     
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    depends on the situation. I try not to curse too much. I will occasionally use some with people who are fine with it or on the net. But most of the time i try not too.
     
  18. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I swear a lot at work. Almost never in front of customers, but I tend to let out a few dozen 'fuck's when drive-thru gets clogged with old people who modify their order about five minutes after it's gone through and is therefore unmodifiable.

    That is the worst.
     
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    :lol 

    I rarely use "shit" and "fuck" on other forums. And I swear most of the time (only when I'm in a sour mood. I have a tendency to say freaking or flippin' though).
     
  20. TrueNomadSkies

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    ... scrap.
     

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