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Joined: 10/18/2012
Msg: 23
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What wrong with swearing?Page 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Some posts incite profantities in me old chap. ;-)
Joined: 10/24/2008
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What wrong with swearing?
Posted: 12/14/2012 3:53:06 PM
Like others have said, there is a time and a place.

If I'm alone in the house and painfully stub my toe, I might let a word out - but not too loudly, because I wouldn't want the neighbours to hear.

I don't like hearing kids swearing, or people who use it for every other word without some really good reason. Swearing in the presence of children, especially when the person continues to do so, and loudly, after being asked to tone it down for the sake of young ears, is one particular bugbear of mine. I'm only 22, and I especially find this a problem with teenagers and twentysomethings.

Another one that bugs me is continual/prolonged/loud swearing in a confined space, or somewhere it is difficult to move away. If I'm on a bus for an hour, and have no other way to get to my destination, I do not want to be stuck on a bus where I can't get away from it. Likewise, if I'm in a queue at the bank/in a shop for something I really need to get, and don't have the option of just doing it another time.
It's just basic consideration and courtesy to other people.

Within context, I have no problem with swearing.
If I listen to rap and hip hop, I generally expect effing and liberal use of colourful language. The CDs come with explicit content warning labels for that purpose.
Likewise with TV shows after the watershed. (Though I often find that the tv channel will introduce the show with something like, "with strong language from the start, here's..." if that's the case.)
If I'm watching Tim Minchin, I know his performances aren't generally something I'd share with my grandparents, but I still find it hilarious.
For me, it is sometimes a case of whether or not I am *expecting* it.
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