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Dear Poll: Are You a Swearer?


Though I'm not a big user of profanity, I've been known to curse a time or two when something is particularly frustrating, like a frozen computer or stopped traffic on the way to the airport. While it may just be an occasional slip for me, I'm not someone who finds swearing particularly disturbing either — unlike my grandmother, who I've never even heard utter the word "damn" under her breath! But which end of the swearing spectrum do you fall on?

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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i love cursing. lol. i do it around my friends and cousins. i sometimes use it when im really pissed off but never at kids or oldies. i use the foul language to make people laugh. its just funny u know. i love being a foul mouth and i know when to tone it down. i do use it with my bf. but just to make him laugh. iim a sarcastic ass so i need the foul words.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I swear quite a bit but I know when it's appropriate and when it's not. I can control myself.
Beastiegirl5 Beastiegirl5 9 years
I swear a lot with certain friends, in the car, on my own, and when drinking. But at work, with the family, and around kids? I try to restrain myself. And I'll say them all (even ones of my own invention) but never, ever the c*** word. There's just no need. I have a coworker who was used the word f***buddy at the children's desk at work. To me, that was sacrilege. So I do have standards.
gemsera gemsera 9 years
I really try not to swear, as when my current partner met me, I used to "Swear like a sailor"!!! I spent ALOT of time building my business and networking with alot of 20 something males in a ruthless industry and swearing was extremely common, but I have definitely improved lately. The one thing that helps me is now i'm in a different country, I tend to think about everything I say (to make sure i use the UK word, not the AU word (thongs/flip flops)) so I tend not to swear as much. I find swearing quite rude in most circumstances, and I shudder to think how I used to talk. Not that I'm judging anyone here, each to their own :)
sldc sldc 9 years
Like a sailor when I am so inclined. Do I use it in polite company? No. My favorite word is easily f*ck. I look prim, so people actually tend to be amused.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
and when not to*
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I am but I know when to and when to use that kind of language.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
F*ck yeah, I am a swearer! Although I swear much less now than I used to.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I don't see why anybody would need to express themselves like this. I used to get bullied in school for not swearing and it was horrible. "Say f*ck!!* I mean, seriously... is it really that weird not to need swear words in your vocabulary? I guess I associate it with the kids at school who couldn't string a sentence together without effing and blinding so I don't use swear words unless something REALLY bad happens but even then it's an effort.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
Sometimes swearing is just what you fucking need to express yourself!! I never used to swear and would run around saying 'freakin', but these past few years I've definitely added swear words into my daily vocabulary and I don't know why. I should try to lessen it down to my favorite non-vulgar expression..mamma mia.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I definitely swear quite a bit, but I know when to tone it down.
staceyemd staceyemd 9 years
I only really do it at home, in the car and around friends. Cussing doesn't bother me except when you're around older people. It's so rude to cuss in front of someone who could be your grandma, lol. And my hubby hates my potty mouth - funny thing is, I think I've rubbed off on him so now he can't criticize me without being a hypocrite! ha ha
xoxoxx xoxoxx 9 years
I'm one foul bastard and proud of it. I watch my language in public places like school, work, and stores; and around kiddies as well. I still have SOME class, you know.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
I swear often, but never around children or people who I know don't like it. Also, in public places, cause I try to be respectful, and I honestly don't want people hearing my conversation unless I want them to, especially if I am swearing.
austerity austerity 9 years
I don't swear, but the funny thing is I do use the f-word in funny circumstances. Like saying something like 'That's fan-f*ckin-tastic!' or 'Why that spineless f*ck!' just to make my friends laugh. It's very rarely out of real aggression.
Pistil Pistil 9 years
lol @ heineken It makes me uncomfortable to swear in front of people most of the time, so I tend to watch my language when I'm at work and around family... but when I'm alone, I have an really foul mouth.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
The funniest thing ever was when my sweet old grandma who never used foul language called me a "little sh-thead" when I popped out and surprised her once.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I usually only swear A) when I'm driving (gotta love LA drivers!) B) when I'm drunk and complaining or expressing my love of something
emily60608 emily60608 9 years
I swear pretty minimally but also pretty consistently... I'll throw in a swear every now & then but people usually think it's funny when I swear because I come off as very sweet & proper :)
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 9 years
My vocabulary used to be worse, but since I started teaching high school, I've been really careful about what words I use and set a good example. One thing that has been beneficial is when I do VERY OCCASIONALLY (once or twice a school year) drop a curse my kiddos KNOW that I'm serious!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
"I only swear when I'm particuarly peeved." This is me. However, I'm trying to stop doing that. I think swearing is very unbecoming on me. It's vulgar. I don't like my language to be ugly. Right now, I'm trying to wean myself off of swear words when I'm upset. These days, I use the expression,"Oh, Jiminy Christmas!"
Frenched Frenched 9 years
If I don't know you very well, I'll most likely not swear in front of you (although I am not disturbed if you do...) but I tend to swear a little bit more with people I'm comfortable with or if I'm definitely peeved about something. Swearing is healthy! ;)
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
I've been known to be called potty mouth.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I am caught in the swear trap. I don;t know when it happened. I spent my entire childhood curse word free. Then I met my husband. He curse like a sailor in front of his own mother. Which is of course unthinkable to me. Now I just find myself dropping bombs all over and I hate it. I want to stop but it seems like the words just roll off my tongue on their own. The crazy thing is that I have no problem refraining from the bad words around family or people I know for sure won't approve. I know it sounds insane but I just stop for some reason, yet in everyday life I can't seem to stop myself. I'm working on it though. I had a friend who was brought up swearing and it was so weird to go out in public with her because she pulled out the big guns like mother f***er all the time with no problem no matter where we were, and what's worse is she didn't use them for any particular emphasis she just said them as easily as saying hello. i can't tell you how many disapproving looks she would get from mothers of small children in the mall.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I never really swear ever, most people comment on the fact that they've never heard me swear. However today my best friend and I decided to start playing tennis, and I swore more times in an hour than I have in my whole life.
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