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SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby zfubarz » 04 Nov 2009, 10:28

I'm just curious, this forum doesn't really impose any restrictions on that sort of stuff unless it's used to offend in any major way I assume (which I've never actually seen). Which I appreciate personally because sometimes a good swear word is helpful.

So with that in mind why do some of you users here still censor yourselves? More importantly why do it in ineffectual ways? If you wanna blank out a whole word, I get it, then at least it's left to the imagination. But just * ing one letter seems odd and pointless to me.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Theremin » 04 Nov 2009, 10:30

I just find that there are more inventive and flowery ways to express anger.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Sieg Reyu » 04 Nov 2009, 10:31

I agree. If you just put random symbols instead of letters for the entire word, it at least leaves something to the imagination.

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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby iamafish » 04 Nov 2009, 10:33

nah, if i'm gonna swear, i'll just swear, unless it's for a comedic effect. If i'm gonna bleep myself, why not just use another word?
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Theremin » 04 Nov 2009, 10:35

Example: I could say "Bastards!"

OR I could say "What a shower of shiteswilling slags."
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Arius » 04 Nov 2009, 10:43

I swear for emphasis.

Fuck is my italics.

I know, I can italicise my text, but that's too fucking boring.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Darkobra » 04 Nov 2009, 10:46

I always passively swear when I'm annoyed. If I'm insulting, swearing's easy mode. I'm a man of grace and skill. I can come up with loads of insults without having to swear once and even make them more offensive. Scotsman's trait.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby goat » 04 Nov 2009, 10:51

I like swearing. It may be crude or uncouth, but there's nothing quite like calling someone a "motherfucker".

I don't really believe in censoring language (or most things). Censorship doesn't really hide it, anyone with two firing brain cells can typically tell what was said.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Evil Jim » 04 Nov 2009, 10:57

I swear a lot when I'm alone. If I'm injured, or really frustrated, or surprised, it's gonna get colourful. If I have an audience, not so much.

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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Master Gunner » 04 Nov 2009, 11:08

I don't censor myself except for comedic effect. Coming up with more inventive ways to swear is just fun (sometimes the best thing to do is just take it old-school. Shakespeare knew how to insult people).

The * thing is just a bad habit picked up from those ineffectual hedgehog-pooping, dick-disfiguring, more-righteous-than-though, I-bite-my-thumb-at-thee media censors.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Vigafre » 04 Nov 2009, 11:28

I censor myself in real life because I don't like using the curse. I'm usually quoting something though. I don't swear normally.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Lawman » 04 Nov 2009, 11:54

Swearing is a form of emphasis: if you use it too often you'll have nothing to use when you really need to stress something.

I can't stand when people use synonyms for swear words either. Just rephrase the sentence and use some other form of emphasis, or use the word you intend to use; otherwise you just come off as lacking confidence.

As a personal thing, I find it much funnier when swears are used by more upper-class people: people who are naturally articulate enough to not have the need for swears as emphasis. If Stephen Fry drops an F-bomb, it's infinitely funnier than if, say, Billy Connelly does.

I never swear if I hurt myself: personally I prefer to say "AAAARRGH!". The numbers of A's and R's depend on how much it hurt. I just don't see the need to swear in that situation.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Matt » 04 Nov 2009, 11:54

START FUCKING SWAERING YOU CUM-GARGLING SHIT-SWILLERS.

(but don't say assclown, because it wordfilters to assclown)

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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Cade Antilles » 04 Nov 2009, 11:57

I also use swearing for emphasis. I use alternative words when I don't feel like appearing angry. Example: I try to use "freaking fantastic" to denote something I like, while "fucking fantastic" is my sarcastic, angry way to denote displeasure. This isn't a hard rule for me, more like a guideline.

I don't generally censor myself, but if I do, it's usually like "f***", "c***", or "f***ing horse f***ers". If that's done, it's usually for comedic effect. "F-ing" (pronounced "effing") is something I'll use on occasion, too.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Theremin » 04 Nov 2009, 12:00

What word filters to assclown? assclown?

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Postby Mad Madam Mimm » 04 Nov 2009, 12:05

Regional dialect versions of swearing.
"Ah, feck. Friggerdy frick fug fink"
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Postby GreigKM » 04 Nov 2009, 12:16

Swearing is no fun, now Old-English insults...
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Metcarfre » 04 Nov 2009, 12:21

I've made a concerted effort of late to avoid swearing in my posts, as well as in my life in general.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Gordon Fearman » 04 Nov 2009, 12:22

I don't really censor myself. This is actually how I talk. The thing is, the videos themselves don't use swears (or many of them).
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Tim » 04 Nov 2009, 12:31

I don't say swears! Gosh.
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Emperor Gum » 04 Nov 2009, 12:44

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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby empath » 04 Nov 2009, 12:50

Lawman wrote:Swearing is a form of emphasis: if you use it too often you'll have nothing to use when you really need to stress something.

Amen.


I can't stand when people use synonyms for swear words either. Just rephrase the sentence and use some other form of emphasis, or use the word you intend to use; otherwise you just come off as lacking confidence.


Oh, sod off with your damn monopolistic stance on lingusitic style! ;)

As a personal thing, I find it much funnier when swears are used by more upper-class people: people who are naturally articulate enough to not have the need for swears as emphasis. If Stephen Fry drops an F-bomb, it's infinitely funnier than if, say, Billy Connelly does.


Kinda like this:
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The fact that the profanity is unexpected from such a source is what MAKES it funny.

Another example is one I might've retold recently:

High school; a friend and I are walking toward the cafeteria during lunch. As we pass the teacher's lounge, my friend expresses his contempt for something - new school policy or something - and finishes off with "...is a load of shit."

"STOP THAT FUCKING SWEARING!" came a loud (but not shouted) voice behind us. We glanced back to see a chemistry and religion teacher (who's also ordained in the Salvation Army) grin as he stepped into the teacher's lounge.

I lost my shit, and had to sit against the wall from laughing so much at the total surprise from the situation. My profane friend wasn't at all offended by the humourous upbraiding he had received. And I imagine the teacher enjoyed himself. Win-win-win, I guess. :)


But, on the other hand, you know what Billy Connelly would say if he ever caught wind of what you said:

"What the FUCK is this fucking 'F-bomb' shit?" :mrgreen:



Myself? I'll delve into profanity for emphasis; not necessarily anger, things can be 'fucking great', or something may have me so miserable 'my heart feels like it's filled with shit'. And yeah, I'll censor myself when it adds a note of humour to things; sometimes expressing over-the-top, hyperbolic anger is more amusing as

"WHAT?!? How could you <expletive adverb deleted> do that to me, you <expletive noun deleted>? You <expletive adverb deleted> know need that <expletive noun deleted> to get my <expletive adjective deleted> project finished!"

Again, it's an issue of the unexpected - you EXPECT profanity from someone flipping out; indeed it must be 'pretty bad' if the person is being censored... ;)


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Tim wrote:I don't say swears! Gosh.

Where did this 'swears' bullshit come from? "swears" is a present-tense verb. The term you're looking for are either "swearwords", or - my personal favourite - "profanity".

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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Lawman » 04 Nov 2009, 12:51

Best swear I saw recently was "twatblanket". I mean, what the what?
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby Darkobra » 04 Nov 2009, 12:52

Don't swear in front of a lady! It's fucking rude!
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Re: SWEARING!!!! a question

Postby GreigKM » 04 Nov 2009, 12:54

empath wrote:Kinda like this:
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Fantastic. :lol:
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