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    why do i swear? because when im walking around my house and my little toe clips a table leg or door frame, shouting "****!" at the top of my voice is very soothing.
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    (Original post by foxo)
    Don't you mean "conseederably reecher then yooo-auwe"?
    Yes. But I wasn't sure how to type it.

    (I like it when people get the subtle references in my posts. I feel warm inside.)
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    (Original post by Steve Stifler)
    Have yesterday off.

    And here's a bisuit too *pat's Sithius on head*
    It's called a joke. I wasn't being serious when I said 'reported'. I didn't even report for gods sake.
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    I think the deeper root of this question is why are any words considered more offensive than others
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    I don't really know. I guess some people curse when they are upset. I always seem to swear when I mess up playing a video game. The words just slip out, unruly tongue
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    feels good!
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    I hardly ever swear. I just say 'Damn' or some other not-so-bad word.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    I hardly ever swear. I just say 'Damn' or some other not-so-bad word.
    fudge.
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    I rarely swear properly, but when I do people know I'm pissed off. So I use swearing to full effect. If you're constantly f-ing this f-ing that what do you say when you really want to make a point, or show you're angry.
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    I tend to use the "lesser" swear words a fair bit, i.e damn, sh/t, crap?, b0llocks, bugger etc

    I think these words, which were once considered to be quite rude are now becoming more widely spoken.

    Also, "f{}ck" is such a beautifull anglo-saxon word. Its great, it still packs a punch. it can be shouted or said quietly and can be used in so many different ways.
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    I would say it probably started out as something that was seen as cool to do when you were 10 - 'Oh wow I just said ****! Teeheehee!' but it really is just kind of a force of habit. Especially in really bad/seemingly unsolvable situations where all you can do is swear!

    Also it's a casual thing that you can do in front of your friends, and when your friends swear, you tend to swear too. I don't like swearing in front of my parents. Well I do do it, but in coversation, not towards them... like 'She was such a ***** to me!' etc. But also if your parents swear you tend to pick up the same swear words/insults they say.
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    I swear in order to desensitize peopel to swearing and thus null the valkue that swearing has.

    Actually, I do it because that's the way I do stuff. I seldom swear in alamicious manner, I justt hrow a few swear words in a lovely string, and it can emphasise language. To me, they're just normal words.
 
 
 
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