Maybe this is a weird question, but it is one I have wondered about quite a bit lately.
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That is true of some, and seemed to be the case in the movie I referenced above, but is not always true. I can just as well use a $5 word to insult someone--it's often in the IQ of the person being addressed that matters--the only language they get
To omit any words that have been accepted into the dictionary is limiting ones own vocabulary. You may not like or even understand contextually what the word is implicating but it is still a word and therefor adds to vocabulary.
Yep--that worked for a friend of mine, who never swore--so when she told her kids, "Clean this effing mess, NOW!" they knew there was no more arguing the point & they better get to it!
"Black" is the only color that I see for all of the words in swearing "foul, dirty" language.
If I hit my finger with a hammer I say, "Owwww! Dammn it!"
If I keep dropping something, I tell myself it is not an accident and ask myself, "Why am I doing it?"
Yes t releives you off some stress.
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Yes, swearing comes out , sometimes out of your emotions. Swearing in the name of god, is also a big no for me.
Exactly. my son tells me i have the filthiest mouth of anyone he has ever met. Sadly, i have to agree with him in that respect. But it sure makes me feel better after cussing.
I totally agree with you. I forget if I was brought up not to use it or if I just chose this on my own. I dislike when I am laughing at a comedy and suddenly it uses those words. (I cannot even write them in symbols)
Bless you, Tom. What a perfect gentleman! Please tell us, exactly what comes out of your mouth when you whack your thumb REALLY hard with a steel hammer?."Oh.my, that HURT so badly, I SURE WISH I HADN'T BEEN RAISED TO NEVER EVER SWEAR!? LOL
When I hit my thumb with a hammer, or hurt my self I just grunt "UGHH!" I can saywith all honesty that I do not swear. A friend of mine can not seem to understand that. It boggles his mind LOL
Same here. I would say, "Owww!" and maybe "Damn it" and shake my hand until the pain went away.
It would be interesting to see the ice bucket experiment with someone who doesn't swear though! Would it have the same pain relieving effect? or it would it cause more stress because it would go against your norm? hmmm the things I wonder about lol
Well, Christin S, if I stuck my thumb in the ice bucket I do not know how long that I could take it. All that I do know is that when it became too cold I would remove it and run it under lukewarm water!
Luv your comments, this makes me feel way better about my dirty mouth. L.O.L. And it actually makes sense.
This is all really interesting- I already knew that swearing helps with dealing with pain just through my own experience- nothing like a good swear fest when you stub your toe- also ask midwives how many swear words they hear on a daily basis ha ha!
I agree with the part about the vocabulary and I am not a teacher.
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