1. Post #1
    Dark RaveN's Avatar
    September 2010
    3,207 Posts
    If you think about it, the words such as fuck, cunt, motherfucker (i'm really bad at English swearing but Russians have a shitload of swearing words) and so on - Why are people getting mad or uncomfortable when one uses them? If one uses a synonym for swearing, it's okay, like "Damn!", but when it goes to "Fuck!", holy shit stop swearing *average parent to his kid*

    I see this conception completely ridiculous. It makes little to no sense - a group of people some day determined they shouldn't be used, but why?

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  2. Post #2
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    Dennab
    June 2005
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    Not that I have a problem with swearing, but the purpose of swearwords are to be offensive. That is the whole point behind them.

    And they're fun to use because of that. Its nearly a tragedy that they're being devalued so much today.
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  3. Post #3
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    draugur's Avatar
    March 2012
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    Not that I have a problem with swearing, but the purpose of swearwords are to be offensive. That is the whole point behind them.

    And they're fun to use because of that. Its nearly a tragedy that they're being devalued so much today.
    They're not used to just be offensive. They're used to enhance a specific expression.
    ex.
    How was your day?
    It was fucking amazing!

    Instead of

    How was your day?
    It was amazing!
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  4. Post #4
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    sgman91's Avatar
    July 2006
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    In most cases they seem to be used in place of a good vocabulary. Instead of using a very descriptive word (because the person doesn't know it) they throw in a few swear words instead.
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  5. Post #5
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Swear words are taboo because sex is considered dirty. Blame the victorians for that.
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  6. Post #6
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    sgman91's Avatar
    July 2006
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    Swear words are taboo because sex is considered dirty. Blame the victorians for that.
    Except many sear words have nothing to do with sex, like: damn, ass (originally a donkey), shit, etc.
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  7. Post #7
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    Raptortheawesome's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Swear words are taboo because sex is considered dirty. Blame the victorians for that.
    The victorians weren't afraid of sex at all, actually. In fact, they very much loved sex.
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  8. Post #8
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Except many sear words have nothing to do with sex, like: damn, ass (originally a donkey), shit, etc.
    A lot of them do though
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  9. Post #9
    Liamhailhail2.0's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Not that I have a problem with swearing, but the purpose of swearwords are to be offensive. That is the whole point behind them.

    And they're fun to use because of that. Its nearly a tragedy that they're being devalued so much today.
    I find that swear words, like what draugur are more to emphasize something. The entire Offensive part of it is more to do with the context that it is being used in. Like the word Nigger I can see why people take offense in it but sometimes its not meant to be an offense yet people will be offended.
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  10. Post #10
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
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    The victorians weren't afraid of sex at all, actually. In fact, they very much loved sex.
    Oh yeah the loved the shit out of it, but they were total prudes in day to day activities.
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  11. Post #11
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    July 2006
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    A lot of them do though
    Your explanation for the existence of swear words was the connection with sex. Since swear words exist that have nothing to do with sex then your explanation doesn't work.
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  12. Post #12
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
    14,832 Posts
    Well fuck you, you motherfucking tit.
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