17th June 2002
It's only a small trouble for people who find something offensive in words that aren't inherently offensive to grow up.
IF you are thick enough to use swear words in everyday conversation then what words will you use to really "swear" when that hammer hits your thumb? Since you are all mostly students, and not working, see how far and how long your career lasts by sprinkling in a few swear words in each conversation in a corporate environment. If one of my engineers swore in front of a customer, I'd either give em a written warning or sack em, depending on what was said. Its not big or clever!
17th June 2002
I'm working you arrogant son of a bitch. In an office environment. I'm the only person who doesn't swear particularly regularly! I fail to see how citing an example of basic customer service rules is any reason for your conclusion that people who swear are idiots. I think that's just establishing that being abusive with customers makes you an idiot. School or no, people understand that whether they have reached your superior age or not.
I'd very much like to know how your superior intellect came to that conclusion in the first place -- why exactly are these words idiotic? Please explain this simply so my young brain can comprehend, and don't just say 'because they make you sound stupid'. WHY? What is it about them that makes the user sound stupid? Is it because they are common, and you are a snob? Or is it because you're trying to create an aura of social superiority, and need to dismiss swearing as idiotic in the process? I can think of no other reason, then, I don't nearly have the level of intelligence you apparently do.
Swearing has a time and a place. I do swear, but I try to restrict my output to situations where I feel it is acceptable. When people swear in situations I deem inappropriate, it makes me cringe. People who swear constantly simply lower my opinion of them. Women who swear constantly make me thing "scrubber".
[color=black]Mr. Matt you pathetic pimple on the backside of humanity, who is oh so wise for one so young, a know all or a know nowt! Before you start insulting people I suggest you read what is written first, before jumping to conclusions. Did you see the word MOSTLY This time I've written it in uppercase and made it bold so that you cannot miss it. It means the majority, not all, but most. Since I've been on this planet for twice as long as you, and have travelled around it quite considerably, then I am using my experience in this culture and many others as a reference you pedantic pratt of a teenager. Just because the idiots in your office swear does not make it acceptable. IMO they use a swear word to provide emphasis to a sentence or situation because their vocabulary cannot provide a non swear word that will provide the same emphasis. Added to this is the target “Audience” every scroat, no matter what level of competence or education can understand the base abject meaning that a swear word conveys. But may not understand if the speaker uses words that they have not heard before. And as many people have alluded too, the person swearing is viewed as being of lower social and educational standing. [/color] [color=black]I await your apology for your insult.[/color]
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
21st February 2004
^ wow, your a little on the strict side arnt you? Sure, swearing in a corporal event or a meeting doesnt sound great, but I don't see the problem when your on a normal day.
Swearing has many uses. It is most often used to emphasize a pont, but can quickly go overboard. Case in point-- Okay: "Holy s***! That car almost hit us!" Not okay: "Holy f****** s***! That f****** a****** almost f****** knocked the s*** out of us! I had to use asterisks because this isn't the Melee section. But then again, if you can fill in the blanks, it doesn't really matter... :rolleyes:
I personally think swearing has gone way overboard.