Is Vulgar Language really necessary for society to make their point, and set bou

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  1. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 11 years ago

    Is Vulgar Language really necessary for society to make their point, and set boundaries?

    Why is it necessary for people to communicate with crude and vulgar language!

  2. profile image57
    TajSinghposted 11 years ago

    I don't think it's necessary for people to communicate with crude and vulgar language.

  3. leni sands profile image68
    leni sandsposted 11 years ago

    Definitely not!  It is totally unnecessary.

    However vulgar language has become inprinted in the minds of those unable to think of another more intelligent word to use.  It has always been a bone of contention to me that language is so badly abused.

    As a teacher, if I heard kids swearing in my class I used to get them to check out the dictionary for words to use instead of swear words explaining to them that it would make them sound more 'grown up' if they used 'real' words.  I used to think it was funny watching them pour over the dictionary writing down possibilities, discussing them with each other and then trying the words out and actually for some them it improved their language knowledge.

    I think it is sad that society (anywhere) uses these 'vulgar made up words' to communicate even when they are having ordinary, friendly conversations not aggressive...

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 11 years ago

    who decides what is crude or vulgar? some people just talk like that and it is how they are. sometimes using vulgarity gets a point across better then "nice" language.

  5. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    The lost art of profanity needs to come back to life!

    Mark Twain understood this. “The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong,” said Twain. “He can swear and still be a gentleman..."

    The fine art of swearing is much more than Fu this and Pluck Ewe.

    Classical swearing involves using your brain  - so create a competition for children to find artful alternatives to swearing. Show them how powerful words can be.

    From: … -here.html

    Choice examples: “mutton-head”, “fruit”, “fly-by-night vagabond”, “clay-pot”, “wash-leather”, “curly-headed onion”, “come-hither man”, “rat”, “puffball.“addlepate”, “airhead”, “berk”, “fruitcake”, “pudding-head”, “spaz”, “twit”, “zipalid”, “you enema-nurtured shit-eater.” O stammer-speaking, very stammering, always stammering mouth”, “you rotten, bloody, poofter, commo, mongrel, bastard,”

    My favorite  from A Fish Called Wanda: “you pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant twerp, scumbag, (f)uck-face, dick-head, arsehole”

    See … otes.shtml for the classics

    or make your own from Shakespeare!

  6. jdavis88 profile image91
    jdavis88posted 11 years ago

    Granted I have used vulgar language a time or two, but there is definitely a difference between use in specific situations rather than in everyday conversation.  I once had a supervisor that could not say a sentence without saying F*$( .  That is ridiculous.

  7. DonDWest profile image75
    DonDWestposted 11 years ago

    We make too much of a damn deal, over damn vulgar language, when there are bigger fish to fry.

  8. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 11 years ago

    Fortunately Don those bigger fish to fry are actually hate, discrimination, prejudice, verbal, physical,and emotional abuse. Vulgar Language you can consider is the number one thing that harms individuals as it is emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is worse than physical or sexual abuse at times, so these bigger fish to fry, don't get any bigger when people are comitting sucide daily because of vulgar emotional bullies!

  9. Matt in Jax profile image60
    Matt in Jaxposted 11 years ago

    I don't believe it's necessary for society to go on, but it definitely makes it more enjoyable and understandable on everybody's part. When I use it, you know exactly how I feel and what I mean by what I am saying.

  10. tsmog profile image77
    tsmogposted 11 years ago

    I don't like swearing, but when I am in Rome I do what the Romans do. I work in an office environment with a auto repair business. When I am in the stores it is more common. To get my point across I have to speak there language. And, not all of them swear either.

  11. PaulStaley1 profile image71
    PaulStaley1posted 11 years ago

    I think so gosh darn it! Frick-en hard to get your darn point across we can't use hecka expressive words! My favorite is the good old fashioned, finger in the air, red face, shaking "DAMNATION!"

  12. TheSloneGal profile image62
    TheSloneGalposted 11 years ago

    I have a thing where I can get my point across very nicely in a nice and fashion manner no bad words are used and no violence in any sort. So no it is not necessary for people to use fowl language  in order to get your point across

  13. TCM Specialist profile image62
    TCM Specialistposted 11 years ago

    No need for foul language, it only shows a limited a limited vocabulary.

  14. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely not!  Vulgarity is a result of laziness in choosing more expressive words. There are some who argue that vulgar language is necessary in movie dialogue or it won't seem realistic.  I think vulgarity on TV and in movies perpetuates the problem.

  15. Thatguypk profile image46
    Thatguypkposted 11 years ago

    I think there is a suggestion, in some of the responses here, that verbal vulgarity is "common" and somewhat lower class, or the domain of those with a limited vocabulary. As one who use to frequent some pretty exclusive golf clubs, I can testify that such distinctions are highly inaccurate. There's nothing like a slice or a hook shot to evince the kind of language that would make a vicar blush.
    However, I'm inclined to think that company and location are the determining factors in measuring what is acceptable appropriate language. Personally, I find there are occasions when well selected expletives can make a point much more effectively than the use of well constructed, politically correct sentences. The time a yob hurled a brick at the windscreen of my car, I didn't feel inclined to say "Now see here, you young rogue, such displays of potentially harmful aggression are neither an effective means of making a viable political statement, nor of establishing your credentials as a person of any level of rational thought or purpose."  Indeed, I doubt if I would have had the sentence completed before the next brick had bounced off my skull.

  16. Fmfdoc profile image61
    Fmfdocposted 11 years ago

    I understand the topic, but what's really funny is that when I watch certain movies that have been edited for TV (minus the curse words) on a regular channel, it's never the same. It has a different feel to it. Not as enjoyable once seen in it's original form. I personally try to keep the vulgar language at a minimal.

  17. AJ76 profile image60
    AJ76posted 11 years ago

    Words are words. They only have the power you give them. What is vulgar to some is everyday vocabulary for another. I don't know why people think words have any power or control. We have the power. To say some words are bad words. When you really think about it, doesn't that sound ridiculous or illogical?


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