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How is a word bad or good?
Posted 2/20/09 , edited 2/20/09
What is your opinion on this?

http://media.www.deltacollegian.com/media/storage/paper320/news/2005/09/29/Opinion/The-Good.The.Bad.And.The.Ugly.Curse.Words-1004073.shtml

I agree with this article. How can words be bad or good? It depends on the context you use them in. Society has just created words and labeled them as "bad," and now people judge others negatively when they use these words, even if these people are completely friendly and just use cuss words to express themselves.

Yesterday, an elderly man walked into Domino's, where me and my friends were waiting for Pizza, and lifts home after coming back from church. He gave us some horrible looks, and I didn't know why. So I said to him "We're normal by the way" just for the sake of making a friendly comment. He just said "fuck off" in a real nasty tone, and walked out with his pizza. Maybe he was having a bad day, but I didn't feel too good about this response. Was this because he used to word "fuck"? No, it was because of the way he had spoken to me, not the words he had chosen to use.

Do you agree with me, and this article? Or do you think these words themselves are truly "bad"?
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Posted 2/20/09
i agree with the article. i don't see what really makes them so "bad" people just made that up
Posted 2/20/09
depends how you use them
Posted 2/20/09
Glad to have some positive responses.
Seems I'm not the only one wondering why society has even made single words that can be considered offensive.
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Posted 2/20/09
Words can be bad if you use them in a negative way.
Posted 2/20/09
I believe it's a conspiracy to limit social intelligence.
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Posted 2/20/09
I've always wondered that.
Posted 2/20/09 , edited 2/20/09
It depends on how you put it. The way you use your words.
Choice of words. Choose properly. Then use them according to the appropriate situation or the way you want the person you're addressing to react from what you say.
You can express yourself without being mean.
But if it was done on purpose (to hurt others)..then that's how they become bad.
Posted 2/20/09
It depends on how you use them.

Hell
Gay
Bitch
Ass

They're only bad if you use them that way.
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Posted 2/21/09
We have to have bad words. Why (?) Because what am I gonna say when I'm pissed off.

I can't be like "No, I'm upset with how things are going" .. meanwhile, sitting over there looking like a mini devil :O!

Sounds better if you're like "No, I'm fuckin' pissed because shits not going the way I want them too. Damn-it!
Posted 2/21/09
if people use them in literature then its a usable word
and most of the time writers put curses in their works
so i don't see why we can't say them
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Posted 2/21/09
yup depends on u use them.
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Posted 2/21/09
There's nothing wrong with "curse words" and they are very useful in the vocabulary. Nothing stresses a point like them, certainly not fiddlesticks.
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Posted 2/21/09
how is this thread good or bad?
Posted 2/21/09

Iky_nuts wrote:

how is this thread good or bad?


It's good cos it asks for your opinion and the awesome OP even gives his own opinion
Your post on the other hand...
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