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Do You Swear?

Swearing when you stub your toe might take the pain away according to a new study, but it could also make you come off as less than classy. Some people find cursing to be vulgar and "unbecoming to a lady."

I'll admit that sometimes I'll utter a "bad word," depending on who I'm with and the message I'm trying to get across (like humor or disappointment). And I do have some friends who lace even the most perfunctory sentences with profanity — but since it's part of who they are, I barely even notice!

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staple-salad staple-salad 8 years
I swear all the time when I'm around people who I know don't mind/care. Like, I just got back from Mayhem Festival (a metal music fest featuring big-name bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Kill Switch Engage, Slayer, and Marilyn Manson this year)... and I sore all the f*cking time there. However, around my parents, I don't swear other than the occasional word to get a point across. And I swear a lot in rants to vent (like when my boyfriend and I were leaving the concert, and had to turn left to get to our hotel, but instead were confronted with the WEIRDEST detours and police blocks that had us driving in circles for an hour and a half).
wackydeli wackydeli 8 years
im in good motherfuckin company! seriously im really bad wish i wasnt but its so ingrained i dont even realize it
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It's not that I find it tasteless, I just don't swear. I have other ways to express myself.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I swear a lot, I think! I need to stop.
rach716 rach716 8 years
I have a bit of a potty mouth, I can admit, but I know when it's inappropriate also.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I swear all the time. I never used to swear a lot until I got my current job. But I never swear in front of children, when in polite company or serving customers at work. I don't want my bad language rubbing off on kids, or insulting people who don't want to hear it. However when with family, friends or alone, I let rip and have put marines to shame.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Where is the "sometimes, but I don't like it" button? Thank goodness I'm usually by myself but the other day I was on my cell phone w/ a friend & a guy on a motorcycle cut right in front of me. I called him a bad name. My friend was shocked. LOL So was I, sort of.... :oops:
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Yup, very frequently.
zuke zuke 8 years
Almost never. But there was a girl on my swim team whose mom came in a swore at the coach and made her cry. It was right before a meet was about to start and it set us back a few minutes. Her daughter was ineligible and she took it out on the coach. Talk about distasteful.
earthgoddess earthgoddess 8 years
I was the last of my friends in high school to stop swearing, but as an adult I've made up for it by swearing way too much. It's a hard habit to break, especially since certain words are just so... descriptive. I definitely want to cut back on the f-word... the rest don't bother me too much.
cg130 cg130 8 years
I don't swear THAT much in my daily speech, but I probably swear about once a day.
robinlh912 robinlh912 8 years
Not that often. I've grown out of it for the most part. I'll think it for sure, but I keep it to myself mostly.
roseate roseate 8 years
I rarely swear. When I do, I'm usually frustrated or mad, and the swearing is directed at myself or at the situation.
myystque myystque 8 years
But not in front of children.
myystque myystque 8 years
I don't care if it is vulgar. I swear all the f***** time. Haha.
janneth janneth 8 years
Only in private.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Is a frog's ass watertight? ;)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I have a bit of a potty mouth, but I mostly keep it to myself. I keep my language clean when I'm around family and co-workers. Even though I have no problem dropping f-bombs when I feel the occasion calls for it, I don't like hearing it as much.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
*without reverting back to it :)
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Nope! It will take people awhile to notice and then they'll ask, "You don't swear do you?" I just think there are enough other ways to get your point across with reverting back to it. That being said, I don't care what other people choose to do.
kulikuli kulikuli 8 years
I do! I hate the fact that we have alternative words that mean the same thing that are allowed, but for some reason, someone banned these special words. Who made these stupid rules in the first place?! You can say crap, but not Sh**. Means the same thing. I'll say almost any swear word, only because i don't agree with their reason they're bad. The only words i refrain from are any racial or prejudicial phrases. I also try not to swear at work, but other than that, it's a form of expression.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
Yup, I curse. I grew up in a house where we lived by the words sticks and stones will break my bones but words can never hurt me. I have always known when to hold my tongue. Cursing is def offensive and it does make you sound stupid. So I save my curses for friends and family and inanimate objects. Oh, and for road rage of course.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
I swear occasionally, but usually only if I'm very angry, hurt, or if I want my point to be very strong. eg. I rarely call others "b*tch" or "b*stard* even if they are sucky people, I reserve that for people who REALLY earn it. I swear rarely so that when I do it conveys the strong message it was meant to. If you over use it it will lose it's ability to convey the strongest of the message. However, I'll never use it in class, at work, or around friends I know are sensitive to it.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I do, but only when needs be. (Like if I hurt myself) But I HATE it when people swear just for the sake of swearing and when people say f*ck before every word in their sentance. :irk:
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