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Posted 1/22/14 , edited 1/22/14
It seems like people curse a lot these days, whether it's over the Internet, or during a conversation in-person. Do you think that people these days curse too much? Discuss.
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Posted 1/22/14
Yes.But i don't really care because that shows me its how they actually feel about something.Although if its for no cause,then it's bothersome.
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I can't say whether people in general swear too much, but I was in the military for a few years, and anyone who's done the same knows swear words (well, all but one) become just another word.

Me language is saltier than the sea! You'll lose ye vittles!
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23 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Yes but not everyone. I know I sometimes have the mouth of a sailor and other times I don't.
I try to speak like a lady but I don't all the time.
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I swear too much. It's gotten to the point that it's so natural that I'll do it when it's wholly inappropriate... suchabadman
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Hmmm it's strange but to me it's a part of everyday language now. The offensiveness behind a word no longer has a meaning. Everyone throughout high school, college and now university swears and nobody really cares, it's just a way of life now I guess?
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Hell no
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22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Not really. After all, the phrase "mouth of a sailor" has been around for well over a hundred years. Even in Romeo and Juliet, there are pretty dirty phrases and they even flicked each other off. Wait, my bad, back then it was known as thumb-biting. My point is, the amount of swearing hasn't changed much at all. The phrases, words, and mannerisms have just changed, and they're much more universally known. A few hundred years ago, how many people from places like China and whatnot would realize that an English nobleman smacking somebody's face with a glove and dropping it pretty much meant "F*ck you, you sh*t! I want to kill you! Pick up the glove if you accept my challenge!"

EDIT: I'll elaborate and say that my ancestors were certainly cursing up a storm in their heyday.
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Yes they do its a system of poor thinking and vocabulary. Folks used to think before speaking now that doesn't exist anymore except for a few individuals who have consciously made the choice to think before speaking.
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My younger brother (19) says the word "fuck," along with other variations of the word, in nearly every sentence when he's in a skype call with people or playing a game. It's the most ridiculous, obnoxious thing to have to listen to.

The only thing I can compare it to is how a lot of girls, at least when I was still in school, would use the word "like" before ever other word.

It hurts my brain.

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Posted 1/22/14
Yes.
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23 / Canada
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young people swears a lot more than before..I used to swear quite often, if you hear it you say it...even if you don't really want to.
Since university I try to have a proper language, it just looks so much more professional.
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19 / M / California
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I don't see any value in artificially attaching morality to words. I have no problem with how people speak or the amount of "swearing" people use, they're just words.
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Yes one time me and a friend counted the number of times someone sweared in lunch and it ended up being around one hundred .
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Absolutely. 6 years in the Navy will definitely dirty-up your mouth...(no gay jokes, please.)
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