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Does swearing offend you?

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#1 firey



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:47

Following the recent debates in the Members Metropolis.. I was just curious as to the siding of the members.  How do you feel about swearing/curse words?


I for one swear quite often, I don't treat curse words or swear words as anything special, to me they are just a normal part of the language.

#2 Crisp



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:48

Religion offends me, should be banned to.

#3 +Nik L

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:51

ASSUMING A MATURE AUDIENCE (caps because some people seem to not to be able to pick up on what was said, and troll out the "Think of the children" argument)...


A word is a word.  The swearing I use is generally for emphasis or a deliberate exclamation.  Substituting another word is quite frankly pathetic.


It is in no way indicative of a narrow vocabulary, nor a low intellect.


It offends some people?  So what?  Many things offend people but are accepted as society norms.


I enjoy swearing, I am good at it and inventive with it.  In fact the more inventive, the more enjoyable it is.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:51

Swearing doesn't offend me, I tend to use the C--- mostly when I'm talking around friends and people see that was one of the most offensive words there is. However.. I see no point in swearing on a forum like this so the rule change doesn't affect me.

#5 +Frank B.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:53

In the end swearing is an integral part of languages and nothing to be offended about.


Yes, you want a professional tone in tech-related topics. I can understand wanting to keep those parts of the forum clean. But getting all worked up because a random funny image contains a swear word? Come on now...

#6 Nick H.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:54

I'm both neutral and I think that they are just words. I mentioned before in one of these threads that I don't tend to recognise them as offensive words, although there's no need to take it to the levels of ###### which drops the f-bomb 163 times in 104 minutes. :s

EDIT: Really, filter? *sigh*

#7 Jester124



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:55

I don't mind people swearing as long as my son is not with me.  At 6, he loves to repeat everything he hears.

#8 +Nik L

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:01

I am left wondering if the more puritanical US users and the more colourful UK users are at loggerheads here?


I mean, I call my mates "C**TS" all the time, as they do me.  It's just how we are. (Plus, I am a c**t ;) )

#9 francescob


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:04

* ******* **** ********!!!!

#10 Turk.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:04

My first vocabulary I articulated were "passy" and "ducky". Grandma had told me. So it is my primary nature. :)

#11 Active.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:05

#### no

#12 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:06

I used to hear my neighbours kids giving it full on boilerhouse  trooper in thier house through the windows, then I realised, thats not them swearing or being offensive, just them being normal, you cant filter evolution.

#13 LimeMaster


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:07

Nope, swearing doesn't offend me. In fact, I am sad to see that it was banned from NSFW threads and I honestly don't think that children under 13 go on Neowin.

#14 Soldiers33


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:09

While its not up to me what people say, I try not to swear as I find it a bit weird. But if people want to do it, then I dont stop them, except my family.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:11

Don't really mind swearing, don't really swear myself, but excessive swearing is not cool with me.


I don't like it when people swear in front of children.