To think banning swearing is immature?

(51 Posts)
Sounddofsilence Sun 17-Apr-16 21:26:22

I'm part of a diet group on Facebook.

Someone wrote that they were pissed off and the mod replied - whoops I see there is a swear word hun, please edit your post.

It's a private group.

I understand saying certain words, like fuck, cunt etc can be offensive but surely as adults we should be allowed to openly swear in an adult environment?

PiperChapstick Sun 17-Apr-16 21:31:11

YANBU. They sound like twats. Some FB admins let the power get to their heads, and prefer to play teacher!

This is why I stay away from nethuns I fucking love a good swear!

educatingarti Sun 17-Apr-16 21:31:12

To be fair, i think "needing" to swear is more immature! There will be a variety of people in the group and everyone will have different ideas of which words are offensive and which acceptable. As the thread is solely about dieting the mod is probably just trying to keep things commemorative for everyone who wants to do this.

educatingarti Sun 17-Apr-16 21:32:05

Comfortable, not commemorative!

Itinerary Sun 17-Apr-16 21:42:29

To be fair, i think "needing" to swear is more immature!

I agree.

momtothree Sun 17-Apr-16 21:44:26

I have teens - I tell them swearing makes them look ignorant -

Sorry I agree -

sugarfreepolo Sun 17-Apr-16 21:45:29

hun is more offensive

PPie10 Sun 17-Apr-16 21:45:39

To be fair, i think "needing" to swear is more immature!

Completely agree and not to mention makes someone look vulgar and cheap.

ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 17-Apr-16 21:50:16

If anyone used 'whoops' & "hun' like that, in my direction, they'd get told to stop being a twat. I'm an adult, if I want to say I'm pissed off, I will. I won't have some 'hun' telling me off of Facebook, stupid cow.

However, that said, if 'no swearing' is a group decision or she has set the group up then I'd just leave. Plenty of weight loss groups out there!

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 17-Apr-16 21:52:22

'Pissed off' isn't swearing is it? confused definitely OTT of the moderator!!

NerrSnerr Sun 17-Apr-16 21:53:04

Is saying pissed off really immature or offensive? What is actually offensive about it? I agree that it would be offensive if you told someone to fuck off but it's all about context.

Oswin Sun 17-Apr-16 21:53:38

Ppie how can you describe someone as cheap. That's disgusting

NerrSnerr Sun 17-Apr-16 21:53:59

I would be pissed off if a mod said that to me though. How patronising Hun.

ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 17-Apr-16 21:54:10

Vulgar & cheap.

Riiight.

I think, that thinking swearing makes you look 'vulgar & cheap', makes you like a ridiculously outdated, prim & proper nightmare, but each to their own...

eurochick Sun 17-Apr-16 21:54:09

I think that group might not be for you if you are a typical mner!

EveryoneElsie Sun 17-Apr-16 21:54:22

Wouldnt it be nice if we were all nice like nice girls. Swearing is so common, its so council etc.

No. Fuck off.

MaddyHatter Sun 17-Apr-16 21:54:24

lmao, you lot are on the wrong fucking forum.

Did you know swearing is actually a sign of intelligence?

MaddyHatter Sun 17-Apr-16 21:55:06

www.sciencealert.com/people-who-curse-a-lot-have-better-vocabularies-than-those-who-don-t-study-finds

TooOldForGlitter Sun 17-Apr-16 21:55:48

I've never understood an adult being offended by a word. If you don't like it, don't use it but to get your knickers in a twist over a fuck or a shit, when nobody us under 16, is a but attention seeky IMO.

TooOldForGlitter Sun 17-Apr-16 21:56:10

*is not us hmm

AtSea1979 Sun 17-Apr-16 22:02:26

TooOld I could think of a few words, none of them sweary though.

CodyKing Sun 17-Apr-16 22:06:05

I've never understood an adult being offended by a word

Plenty of sexist racist words that offend - but hey they are just words and we are grown ups who can chose not to say them -

We should be able to chose not to hear them too!

NewYearNewToads Sun 17-Apr-16 22:08:58

That's why I like MN. If I want to swear on here I can and nobody will care.

NewYearNewToads Sun 17-Apr-16 22:09:48

hun is more offensive

Probably a nethun wink

EatShitDerek Sun 17-Apr-16 22:13:36

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