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Originally posted by shihulud
Whats the big deal? They are only words and sounds.
Why should words and sounds be offensive i.e does fick, fack, feck, fock offend?? What about 'profanity' in Dutch or French or German or even Mandarin Chinese? Or is it the sexual connotations that most profane words are associated with that offend or the intonation of the word eg. the word bastard - not offensive when related to an illegitimate child but change the intonation and meaning and its a different story.
Personally I think there is a time and a place for such language (only due to the social stigma attached and not for the words themselves) however its really not for anyone else to judge others vocabulary.
I do suppose it depends on where you are from - I live in Scotland where virtually everyone from your auntie to your sisters cat swears. Although I must admit I don't like hearing children swearing (toddlers are funny though). Oh yes the 'fanny', must admit I used to laugh when I heard it on American TV shows when I was younger - but thats my point people aren't offended by the words themselves but the intonation and meaning behind their use.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by shihulud
chinese, german, if you KNOW it's a bad word, you shouldn't say it.
Personally, I don't say the word(this is an exception) 'fanny'.
Where I come from, it means butt. The south.
But, in the UK, it means something else on a woman. I didn't know that until recently, so I was embarrassed!
Well see I don't really care for the need to be married before having children as I suppose neither do billions of others ( again I think it might have to do with where you live). Also have to disagree that using profanity shows unintelligence, I think it can be very creative.
Anyway, being called a bastard, because you had no dad is WORSE than if you're called that because you're a jerk! (was your mamma a w****?)
Like someone said, it USUALLY means you don't have anything intelligent to say.
Let's 'tame' our tongues!
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
Holy forks and spoons?
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by JesusisTruth
Amen my friend, I support you!!!
I renounced it as well a few months ago when I re-dedicated myself to the Lord, you'll be amazed how often you notice others doing it.
I'll pray for you!!!