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In my music post, I mentioned that swearing in songs sticks out like a sore thumb. It's something that makes my ears immediately perk up.

I would say I am much more foul online than off. Swearing is apart of my digital vocabulary. I do it excessively online. I swear online without even thinking about it. Scaling it back wouldn't be a bad thing.

Offline, it's a different situation. Swearing isn't a sentence filler as much as it is for me online. By no means am I the Virgin Mary of bad words. I will drop a 'shit' if I stub my toe, for example.

Something that soured my view on swearing in real was my eavesdropping on some chick who was on her phone. I was walking into the shops, she was walking out. She was on the phone swearing like a sailor while pushing a child. I found it to be quite distasteful.

My family weren't hyper Christian goody two-shoes. Swearing is something my dad will do every two minutes. My mum does it less often, but it's still there. I've just always found it to be a bit weird. Especially in the case of people using it where it's not necessarily needed.

In my music post, I mentioned that swearing in songs sticks out like a sore thumb. It's something that makes my ears immediately perk up. I would say I am much more foul online than off. Swearing is apart of my digital vocabulary. I do it excessively online. I swear online without even thinking about it. Scaling it back wouldn't be a bad thing. Offline, it's a different situation. Swearing isn't a sentence filler as much as it is for me online. By no means am I the Virgin Mary of bad words. I will drop a 'shit' if I stub my toe, for example. Something that soured my view on swearing in real was my eavesdropping on some chick who was on her phone. I was walking into the shops, she was walking out. She was on the phone swearing like a sailor while pushing a child. I found it to be quite distasteful. My family weren't hyper Christian goody two-shoes. Swearing is something my dad will do every two minutes. My mum does it less often, but it's still there. I've just always found it to be a bit weird. Especially in the case of people using it where it's not necessarily needed.

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[–] Sarcastaway 5 points (+5|-0)

My dad always used to say the curse words were a sign of a poor vocabulary. So naturally being the little shit I was, I went out of my way to learn a bunch of wildly verbose ways of swearing.

It really just depends on my company. I'm old fashion in the sense that I wont usually swear around women or children, or in a professional setting, but around old friends I can sound like a marine with tourette's.

I agree though, if someone isn't trying to be funny or really make a point, I think its tasteless.

[–] jobes 2 points (+2|-0)

I will drop a 'shit' if I stub my toe

You may want to see a doctor if you are defecating as a response to physical injury

[–] Titus_of_Voat 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

I'm not a big fan of swearing. I make an effort not to do it in my daily life, like you I'm more apt to swear online.

People who swear in front of kids, their own or otherwise, are low class individuals. It's a very trashy thing to do.

I was appalled recently by a co-worker swearing in front of her child. I don't know this person well, but I had to speak to her about something work related. I visit her office and she has her daughter there, about 12 I'd say. She starts using the F-bomb in conversation with me. First of all, I don't know this lady much, so I found it very unprofessional, and in front of her daughter no less, wow. I won't swear in front of children, my own or otherwise, even if the parent is swearing.

Why waste time on words that are so overused they serve as commas in casual conversation?

Instead spend a bit of mental effort and craft a statement that shows you really care.

[–] Butler_crosley 1 points (+1|-0)

I try to keep mine at a minimum as much as I can but some curse words will slip out in response to pain or if I'm really ticked off. My 5 year old is more likely to say one after hearing it (he's been known to sing "you son of a bitch" while listening to Devil Went Down to Georgia) but my 8 year old did tell someone to "shut the fuck up" one day in class. Being the gentle soul my 8 year old is he realized the word he said and started crying over saying it (he didn't get in trouble from the teacher because he knew he shouldn't have said it). My wife and I have actually taken pride in being complimented on our children's vocabulary because we make an effort to not use curse words around them which makes us use a larger vocabulary.

That said, when I play golf with my best friend we make sailors and Marines blush with our cursing. We would probably fill very large swearing jars using just pennies. The rest of the time I try to avoid cursing in normal conversation unless the other person has cursed already.

[–] seanking2919 0 points (+0|-0)

I pity the fool who says frick on my Christian server. /s

Jokes aside, I honestly think it depends on context and intent behind the usage of such words. If anything, I honestly recommend holding off on cussing as much as possible when around kids (under the age of 12 per se)