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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/30/17
I don't think swearing is inherently a bad thing. I mean, if you use it for emphasis or in casual conversation then it is fine. But I think using it in a formal or professional situation like at work or in class then you really should refrain from it. I think it is pretty clear when it is and isn't appropriate to use.
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I mean I swear like a sailor but it does depend on the situation/people I'm around at the time. Pretty much no swear word bothers me but there are one or two I don't use on principle.

I was on a train the other day though and a guy got removed for swearing loudly in public and I was so happy about it. Time and place for everything and all that.
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If you want others to think you are a jerk, all you have to do is swear all the time. Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent.
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I usually don't mind it, but when every other word you say is a swear word then that really says a lot about your personality.
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I don't really mind.
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they are just words, they don't bother me none, guess growing up with them they lost meaning to me. I don't use them, I see no point to them, an extra adjective isn't going to make or break a sentence. but if someone wants to use them I don't correct or fuss at them unless they want me too.

however it is fun when arguments arise, someone using so many adjectives and here I am still calm, collected and going cuss free, somehow makes them even angrier.
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/31/17
I edit myself a lot. I've matured and so have my vocabulary and self-restraint.

I say F, S, H instead of the actual word. My 10-year old nephew thinks it's hilarious. I was looking for a something and I was like, "...where the eff is that effin thing...?!"
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I don't mind it.
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Swearing is fucking great.
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I think it's fine when you are joking around with friends/family and having a good time. And of course, if you injure yourself in someway, you gotta let the swear words come out to make the pain feel a little bit better haha

But if it's the type of swearing that is over the top and used at unnecessary times, then it's a little too much.

I tend to swear a lot when I'm around my friends, but I do it because I love making them laugh. Sometimes swearing makes things just a tad more funny.
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/31/17
Does it really matter?

people would think you're hostile, or barbaric.

everyone swears behind closed doors when they're done talking to the children, after they have finished teaching them. Just like the children do the same when they are done learning.

it makes no difference and you know it. We all put on a happy little game to satisfy someone, because that's what the world expects of us. How else are we going to set an example for those kids and their parents wallets
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25 / Texas
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This is THE BEST thing I have ever read about swearing. I've had so many thoughts and conversations and heated arguments about swearing, and this essay pretty much put every thought I ever had to rest. Have a link:

https://aeon.co/essays/where-does-swearing-get-its-power-and-how-should-we-use-it
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/31/17
Sometimes to put emphasis on something, or to make a joke. Usually only around friends and co-wokers. I cut back around my family but things slip, especially driving in South Florida.

I don't mind it and I think most adult don't, but if you do swear too much you sound childish and immature.
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They are just words. There are words which mean the exact same thing, within the same context, which are not considered obscene. So, shit is bad, but poop, crap, and feces are fine. It's ridiculous. Eventually, all so-called curse words become normalized, anyway. Look at "gadzooks." The original pronunciation is "god's hooks" and it refers to the nails which affixed Jesus to the cross. In medieval times, it was the equivalent of the f-bomb. Now, it's considered so corny and childish that it only appears in old Bugs Bunny cartoons.
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