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Saturday, July 02, 2011

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 7-4-11


To curse or not to curse, that is the question?

(Do you curse? When do you curse? Is cursing necessary? Does it relieve tension? Is there a time and place for cursing? If you can control cursing in church or the office, then why not other places as well? Are there acceptable levels of profanity and other levels that should be taboo? Do you avoid curse words but use other terms in their place like "gosh darn" etc.? My current favorite derivatives are "SHUT THE Front door!", "Frickin" and "Carp".)

This week's question is going up early because of the holiday Monday. Have a wonderful, safe and exciting Independence Day!

18 comments:

  1. I can "cuss" with the best, but I try to limit it to home use....lol

    My mom always said no one has to curse if they have a good vocabulary.

    It IS a stress reliever; especially in times of anger when you can't think straight anyway.

    Happy Fourth!

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  2. I try very hard not to cuss - but once in awhile I do - not the really bad ones though. Lol

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  3. *laughing* I try not to around my little brother and sister.

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  4. I curse for an intesifying adjective effect usually. I get angry n swear too- sometimes. "Sh--" is my most uttered.

    My Mother didn't allow it, so never in front of her. With friends or siblings more likely-
    There are levels of acceptable darns n craps! n those 7 not on tv ones, I think.

    I like "Freakin'" better for a "like a swear" word. Sometimes I say "Shitake` mushroom sauce"-

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  5. kenju -- Judy, I am shocked! Okay, okay, it's true that I am known to slip with a few choice words once in a while too.

    Chatty Crone -- Now Sandie, not you too? Guess it is a world wide affliction.

    Riot Kitty -- Okay Michelle, your admission does not shock me in the least. If it rhymes with truck....

    Snaggle Tooth -- I shall be adding "Shitake mushroom sauce" to my list of favorites.

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  6. A couple of girlfriends and I were talking about swearing the other day. It seems to be alot on face book,texting, and just in general these days. If I talked like that my Granny would come back from the grave and....well I don't even want to think about it. Wish people would come up with a new one for "it rhymes with truck"....
    ps: thanks for your kind note

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  7. Brighid -- In the television series DEADWOOD, they used the "it rhymes with truck" word over 2400 times! Worse than granny coming after me, my dad would whoop my "rhymes with nut".

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  8. Personally, I prefer to curse in Spanish...but I like Motherfreaker, and "SHUT THE front door!" is hilarious. I'll be using that one soon. :)

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  9. (&^&&%#$@)(&^!(^$%#$@(&*

    And not only THAT, but take this as long as you asked,

    #$@*(^&%#$%^#$%)*&%^%$%@!

    HAPPY 4th OF JULY,YOU OLD &**&^^^(^&%$

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  10. Ileana -- So, what are some Spanish cuss words?

    Nancy -- You are a real piece of work. LOL! Same to you, you old %*@!!#

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  11. I am trying to adopt 'Shut the Front door!'
    There are some words I would never use. But sadly my language has deteriorated - since blogging I'm afraid and if I stub my toe and am alone the air goes a bit blue. But I'm determined to be better:)

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  12. Nancy stole my thunder. @&$*

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  13. I admit to letting it slip once in a while, but because I don't do it often, it seems to have a much bigger impact...

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  14. I try real hard not to. If one slips out it would be the "rhymes with hit" one. That's like if you mash your finger or something! Then it just flies out before you think!

    I HATE to hear people say the friggin word. To me it sounds almost as bad as the word they are trying to avoid. I do say "Darn" and "Shucks" and "Sugar" is another one.

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  15. A four letter word that begins with "s" comes out of my mouth when the alarm clock goes off at 4:30am. I am generally alone though so it's OK (OK - I'm always alone. Whatever!) Anyway - it seems to not fit in with my personality, so I try not to curse. :) I do say "frickin'" sometimes. :)

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  16. WTF? Hee, hee, yep I curse once in a while!

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  17. Pat – I was suddenly injured in the bank where I worked and shouted an obscenity before I could catch myself. Needless to say it was a bit embarrassing. Stubbing toes always calls for cursing.

    Cliff – Bet she didn’t get all your “thunder”.

    Pheromone Girl – My cursing too is rare and does bring about occasional gasps.

    Rachel – I think I will start saying “Darn-Shucks-Sugar” all together. It flows nicely.

    Lynn – So you are “generally” alone. Let’s hear about when you’re not alone.

    Marilyn’s Money – You’re here on my blog. You’re really here! My hero of discounts and coupons and free magazine subscriptions. Golly Gee that makes me happy:)

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  18. Annie yep I do stop by and read too! I'd like to comment more but er I have to share my wittiness!

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