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DocM    12,622

The world could use a lot more people who do not have chronic diarrhea of the mouth.

Swearing becomes a habit, and habitual speech can come out of your mouth at times when it shouldn't. This can affect employment, especially in trained & professional positions. I've known people who were fired for this lack of control.

Teach your kids verbal restraint by example for this purpose if no other, but restraint once learned can be applied elsewhere too, such as not acting like a douche to others, being abusive etc.

Verbal restraint is not a bad thing, though judging by NeoWin some people never heard of the concept.

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compl3x    6,252

The world could use a lot more people who do not have chronic diarrhea of the mouth.

Swearing becomes a habit, and habitual speech can come out of your mouth at times when it shouldn't. This can affect employment, especially in trained & professional positions. I've known people who were fired for this lack of control.

Teach your kids verbal restraint by example for this purpose if no other, but restraint once learned can be applied elsewhere too, such as not acting like a douche to others, being abusive etc.

Verbal restraint is not a bad thing, though judging by NeoWin some people never heard of the concept.

 

 

I've never "accidentally" swore. If someone has difficulty avoiding certain words in certain situations then perhaps they are not in complete control of their faculties.

 

I hope when parents are teaching their children the pitfalls of profanity they are also teaching them not to be smug, self-righteous idiots who judge others on something as trivial as whether they swear or not. Somehow, I doubt it.

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DocM    12,622

We taught our kids to avoid people who couldn't control their behavior in public because in private it's likely worse.

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GotBored    518

I've never "accidentally" swore. If someone has difficulty avoiding certain words in certain situations then perhaps they are not in complete control of their faculties.

 

I hope when parents are teaching their children the pitfalls of profanity they are also teaching them not to be smug, self-righteous idiots who judge others on something as trivial as whether they swear or not. Somehow, I doubt it.

 

People with lack of restraint don't accidentally do something.

They do something they shouldn't (or at-least something others consider you shouldn't) because they have a lack of restraint.. e.g like swearing, having a tantrum in a grocery store, stuff like that..

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elangab    81

It was a mistake, what she planned to say to her kids was "Don't forget to take your gun to school tomorrow", but accidently she said "Don't forget to take your f****** gun to school tomorrow". Luckly, the good all American cop was there to make sure that mistake won't happen again. God bless America!

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094

This is what happens when you model your criminal justice system on that of North Korea.  :laugh:

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compl3x    6,252

Let's just pull the trigger on this: If you think by not swearing you are intellectually &/or morally superior to others, you're not. You're a condescending jerk.

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GotBored    518

Let's just pull the trigger on this: If you think by not swearing you are intellectually &/or morally superior to others, you're not. You're a condescending jerk.

 

Or, People who lack restraint, people who don't have the vocabulary to express themselves in any way rather than swearing or people who like to swear just cause they think it makes them look tough think you're a condescending jerk just cause you don't like them and/or think they are just try hards.

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compl3x    6,252

Or, People who lack restraint, people who don't have the vocabulary to express themselves in any way rather than swearing or people who like to swear just cause they think it makes them look tough think you're a condescending jerk just cause you don't like them and/or think they are just try hards.

 

 

All of which comes back around to the "feeling superior" problem. What evidence is there that excessive swearing indicates low intelligence? Or that a person has poor self-control? Some people don't see swearing as a  social taboo so they feel no need to restrain themselves. Lack of restraint against something you're not trying to retrain is meaningless.

 

Why do you need a vast vocabulary in order to express an idea or feeling? What does it prove when someone uses 2 dozens words to express something that could be said in two or three? Some idiot rambling on, trying to impress me with all of the obscure words he knows, sounds infinitely worse than someone who drops a few f-bombs here and there.

 

I'm suspicious of anyone who prefers verbosity over brevity. :p

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094

Let's just pull the trigger on this: If you think by not swearing you are intellectually &/or morally superior to others, you're not. You're a condescending jerk.

Swearing has a function in language but is incongruent with everyday conversations, especially when one is in public and/or around children. Does that mean one should be arrested for it? Of course not. However, excessive swearing does signify a disregard for social etiquette and an inability to comport one's self. To assert that one is a condescending jerk for not swearing is preposterous; that's like criticising somebody for not speeding or not assaulting someone.

 

Given that someone reported the woman's conduct to the police it is reasonable to assume her profane language was not their only concern.

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compl3x    6,252

However, excessive swearing does signify a disregard for social etiquette and an inability to comport one's self.

 

Whose social etiquette? Yours? Mine? Who gets to decide what is or is not impolite with regards to language? Who gets to decide which words go in the "naughty basket" and which words don't? Perhaps a relaxed attitude towards swear words is a natural evolution of culture and etiquette.

 

 To assert that one is a condescending jerk for not swearing is preposterous; that's like criticising somebody for not speeding or not assaulting someone.

 

 

 

 

But that's not what I said. Or at least not what I meant. I don't care if people do or don't swear; whichever words you choose to use is entirely up to you. I take issue with people judging someone else's intelligence, self- control, or decency by language they choose to use. Perhaps I should have said "If you think by opposing swearing you are intellectually &/or morally superior to others, you're not." Or "If you judge another person based on how often they swear, you're a condescending jerk".

 

 

I thought what I said was pretty clear in the first place, though.

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GotBored    518

Why do you need a vast vocabulary in order to express an idea or feeling? What does it prove when someone uses 2 dozens words to express something that could be said in two or three? Some idiot rambling on, trying to impress me with all of the obscure words he knows, sounds infinitely worse than someone who drops a few f-bombs here and there.

 

I'm suspicious of anyone who prefers verbosity over brevity. :p

 

Brevity and swearing don't go hand in hand, it typically just replaces a single word that means the same thing when used in the same context. So you are not being verboseness if you don't like to swear.

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094

Whose social etiquette? Yours? Mine? Who gets to decide what is or is not impolite with regards to language? Who gets to decide which words go in the "naughty basket" and which words don't? Perhaps a relaxed attitude towards swear words is a natural evolution of culture and etiquette.

Society determines what is and isn't acceptable, with swearing being considered unacceptable.

 

But that's not what I said. Or at least not what I meant.

Fair enough, I apologise if I misconstrued what you said.

 

I don't care if people do or don't swear; whichever words you choose to use is entirely up to you. I take issue with people judging someone else's intelligence, self- control, or decency by language they choose to use.

You might take issue with it but the reality is that it's mostly lower class, poorly educated people who swear profusely. I mean seriously, what do you think the chances are that this woman has a PhD? I could postulate she didn't without even looking at the photos. I mean, look at one of the quotes from her: "I didn't harm nobody". I think it's fair to assume she's unintelligent. Does that mean only unintelligent people swear? Of course not but nobody was claiming that. Stating the obvious doesn't make me a 'condescending jerk'.

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Kami-    178

I wouldn't mind a little less public swearing.

 

People get out of hand sometimes.

 

It's just <censored> words; why let it <censored> bother you, you <censored> <censored>!

 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,149

But that's not what I said. Or at least not what I meant. I don't care if people do or don't swear; whichever words you choose to use is entirely up to you. I take issue with people judging someone else's intelligence, self- control, or decency by language they choose to use. Perhaps I should have said "If you think by opposing swearing you are intellectually &/or morally superior to others, you're not." Or "If you judge another person based on how often they swear, you're a condescending jerk".

 

 

I thought what I said was pretty clear in the first place, though.

 

I swear, but only when my emotions get the better of me (ie, stubbed toe), otherwise, I don't.  I consider it vulgar and ill mannered and don't care if people think I think I'm superior to them.  I'm not, I just have better public manners. :p

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Original Poster    324

when I was ages 3+ my parents nick name for me was "little" and then a 4 character foul word for poo..... so essentially they called me little poo.... my mother swore all the time and I swear all the time who really gives a flying ###### ######? they are just words. 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,149

They might just be words, but they still have meaning, and to most, that meaning is offensive.

 

Why be offensive when there's no need to be?  It's really easy to avoid using such words altogether, and shows a little respect for those around you. Also, even though it usually isn't the case, people who swear a lot ARE often treated as being less intelligent, likely trouble causers, possibly criminals and generally not the sort of person to hang around with.

 

It'll also get you fired from most jobs.

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Ryoken    922

Listen, I swear a lot.. Online.. around friends.. etc.

 

But when you go out in public try to hold yourself to a higher standard.. Some people are offended by it.. It's the same reason I don't go out to eat some place with torn up and dirty clothes. They don't want it, and I want to present a good image. Likewise I don't just walk around cursing and swearing about everything.

 

It's one of those Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD.

 

Do I think you should be arrested for swearing? No.. But if you're doing it around me, I'm not gonna be impressed. If it's at work, it's not going to get you better or faster service, and I'm not going to want to be around you.

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