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Flash525

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#1 11 years ago

So... I started work three weeks ago (this would be my 3rd Friday), and I've noticed that most guys down there, are always swearing. Ok, so this isn't new, and everyone swears, but why? Why do we swear so much? Common words used: - Bastard (I've no idea what this 'actually' relates too) - Bitch (Female Dog) - I can see the use of calling a Woman one of these, if you dislike her and have aimed to call her the equivalent of a Dog - Fuck (Another name for Sex)? Yet when something goes wrong, or there is an accident, people say 'fuck' like it is bad. Thus not related to sex (unless a Condom breaks), in which case, it would apply. - Fucker (again, could be related to Sex). If you've 'fucked' someone, that would make you a 'Fucker'. Right? - Shit (Related to Crap / Poo / Waste) - Also used when something goes wrong. Though not really related, as taking a crap isn't a 'bad' thing. Sure it may stink, and you may have to sit there for a couple of minutes bored out of your mind, but its a natural event. Yet, when something goes wrong, people say 'Shit'. Unless you've had some man love up the rear end, and suddenly start crapping Blood, you've no need to use the word. - Tosser (Related to Masturbation) - Yet, people call each other a Tosser as an insult, when basically, it is saying 'You Wank' to which most people (guys) would reply 'yes'. - Thus, in theory, whenever you are called a Wanker, or a Tosser, you should simply reply with 'Why, Thank You'. That is only a few selected examples. The only other thing I don't fully understand, is 'Tourette's syndrome' . people who can't stop themselves from swearing. I don't see how. You don't see people walking around shouting 'Chicken' and 'Baked Beans'. So why is it that these people 'choose' swear words to say instead or random other words? :uhm:




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#2 11 years ago

I wouldn't know Tycoon. I've never cursed before.

These words are abusive to me and when people use them around me it give me a sensation that my chest is tightening up....Like daner... I've never liked the words and I avoid them like the plague...

I see them as a break down in communication. I am happy I never got used to them. They don't smooth over anything and no one has ever said I'm glad I got cursed out today.

It broke up my parents marriage and everywhere I look I see broken marriages and language that explains why. It's not loving...so it must be verbal hate...




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#3 11 years ago

You should see in my class, the left row, the HB... The reason why I love my language despite the fact that house and home have just one common translation is the ammount of swears there are... Some can' t even be translated in english. Also me and one of my classmates started to use two new swears invented by us: she uses and invented "Christ God!" while I use and invented "Jude bastard dancer!" Then we have one swearing that basically says "God is a pork" (but with two words) and since many times people are politically correct when we are around we try to control ourselves and say something different from God, the most used words similar to God are disc, finger, Diaz (name of a general) and Dinci (name of a place). Then another of my mate invented "God satellite!" so we choose how to swear...




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#4 11 years ago

Well us working class use these words quite alot its just its quicker to say "Bollocks my fucking arm is broken!" Than "Oh dear it seems i have accidently broken my arm on that desk tell that dear sir my apolgies when i get back with a cast."

Its confusing why you wouldn't under stand by now tycoon the slang on england.




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#5 11 years ago

People curse becasue they won't to be heard or else repscted.




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#6 11 years ago

Tycoon;3649864 Why do we swear so much? [/quote]

I swear when something goes wrong because the words have more passion in them, saying "shit" when I stub my toe for example makes me feel slightly better. Where as saying "Oh fiddlesticks," just sounds silly.

Tycoon;3649864 - Bastard (I've no idea what this 'actually' relates too)

Bastard is a child that was born to parents whom are not married. [quote=Tycoon;3649864] That is only a few selected examples. The only other thing I don't fully understand, is 'Tourette's syndrome' . people who can't stop themselves from swearing. I don't see how.

You don't see people walking around shouting 'Chicken' and 'Baked Beans'. So why is it that these people 'choose' swear words to say instead or random other words? :uhm:

Tourette's is a highly misunderstood condition, people that have it do not only swear but have fits and spasms as well. In some cases the syndrome causes people to say random words, depending on the person this can be swear words or words like "Chicken" and "Baked Beans," they have no control over what comes out of their mouths. There is no choice involved.




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#7 11 years ago

Yeah, I don't get it when people swear a lot, like every other word in the sentence lot.

I hear it all around me, mostly it's guys saying 'em, sometimes gals. But really, I think it's a method to grab attention to themselves. I know plenty of people who swear if angry and such, but don't deliberately try to fit SHIT and such like in their sentences. You can kinda tell that people are actually trying either real hard to get those words in their sentences or just because they lack any better words or common sense to keep them in.

I respect people who cuss when the time is appropriate, but every minute? Now you're just showing off.

Oh and Fuck is from Germanic roots, it means "to poke", learned that from my Anthropology professor.

So go ahead people cuss all you want, it doesn't prove anything important to me. Until then, I'll just sit hear and wonder what it'd be like if burst my bubble someday...




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#8 11 years ago
Saquist;3649884I wouldn't know Tycoon.[/quote]A.S.H. ;)
Saquist;3649884I've never cursed before.[/quote]Seriously? Like NEVER? If so, then kudos to you. :)
Vasili;3649895Well us working class use these words quite alot its just its quicker to say "Bollocks my fucking arm is broken!" Than "Oh dear it seems i have accidently broken my arm on that desk tell that dear sir my apolgies when i get back with a cast."
Vasili;3649895Its confusing why you wouldn't under stand by now tycoon the slang on england.[/quote]That isn't Slang. Seems you don't know the full meaning of the word :p Regardless, I only wanted to know 'why' people swear, when they could say normal words like 'damn' or 'whoops'.
Kendall2000;3649922People curse becasue they won't to be heard or else repscted.
Yet, they are also thought of as cocks? - When people continually swear around me, I just have 'why' going through my head. I don't respect them, I think they should go back to School. [quote=AdmiralHocking;3649966]I swear when something goes wrong because the words have more passion in them, saying "shit" when I stub my toe for example makes me feel slightly better. Where as saying "Oh fiddlesticks," just sounds silly.
But Why? What makes 'Shit' better than 'Fiddlesticks', or 'whoops'? [quote=AdmiralHocking;3649966]Bastard is a child that was born to parents whom are not married.
Thank You! :) There are a lot of Bastards out there then, huh? :lol: [quote=AdmiralHocking;3649966]Tourette's is a highly misunderstood condition, people that have it do not only swear but have fits and spasms as well. In some cases the syndrome causes people to say random words, depending on the person this can be swear words or words like "Chicken" and "Baked Beans," they have no control over what comes out of their mouths. There is no choice involved.
Yet, you never hear of people shouting Chicken or Baked Beans.. [quote=yWizePapaSmurfy;3649975]I hear it all around me, mostly it's guys saying 'em, sometimes gals. But really, I think it's a method to grab attention to themselves. I know plenty of people who swear if angry and such, but don't deliberately try to fit SHIT and such like in their sentences. You can kinda tell that people are actually trying either real hard to get those words in their sentences or just because they lack any better words or common sense to keep them in.

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#9 11 years ago

yWizePapaSmurfy;3649975 I know plenty of people who swear if angry and such, but don't deliberately try to fit SHIT and such like in their sentences. [/quote]

I personally can't stand people that swear every third syllable. I'm not saying I don't swear, because I do, but only on occasion.

Tycoon;3649985 Yet, they are also thought of as cocks? - When people continually swear around me, I just have 'why' going through my head. I don't respect them, I think they should go back to School. [/quote]

While others think of them as cocks they themselves feel cool and powerful. God knows why, it's a just a few words.

Tycoon;3649985 But Why? What makes 'Shit' better than 'Fiddlesticks', or 'whoops'?

As I said the word fiddlesticks sounds silly, whoops just doesn't do it and swearing often can make a certain situation seem better. For example in 2005 I broke my leg standing still, don't ask how because I don't know, the bone just snapped. Anyway my point is that saying "oh dear" wouldn't have made me feel better, but yelling "oh fuck" did.

[quote=Tycoon;3649985] Thank You! :) There are a lot of Bastards out there then, huh? :lol:

Indeed, not sure they would like to be told that but hey.

[quote=Tycoon;3649985] Yet, you never hear of people shouting Chicken or Baked Beans..

Simply because it's not as exciting or shocking, a news item about swearing tourette's gets more attention than one about someone with tourette's having a spasm.




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#10 11 years ago

It should of slang!. Yeah my mum works with mental people (Sorry if that sounds rude i just cant remember the name now) and appently its derpends on the person who has the problem its because they think of a word in there brain. So if we thought of the word "Penis" we could keep it in are heads. But a person with eperlepsy (I cant spell it!!) cant hold it and just says it. But it also has more problems than just swearing. Its now proven Dyslexia has a link between eperlepsy as well (I am screwed!).