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originally posted by: okrian
For one, it's just an arrangement of letters. In that regard, lighten up.
I am someone who swears all the time. My parents did as well. But we (us kids) were taught to be smart and not say it at the wrong times (i.e. in school, in front of other parents, out of anger... f-you, name calling etc.). Mainly used as a descriptive term or to add emphasis.
For me, I'd rather take the power away from the word. The less hateful off-the-cuff "power" the better.
That said, I'm all in support of creative language. And not relegating this creativity just to insults, but to all walks of speaking. Witty language wins every time. So you have my support for that anyway.
originally posted by: Klassified
The better we comprehend our native language, the less we find ourselves resorting to vulgarities to express our point of view.