to ask do you swear as much in RL?

(48 Posts)
MoanyYoni Sat 27-Apr-13 22:03:42

there's a lot of fucking swearing on here lately. Which is fine. I've been known to utter the odd 'shit' and 'bloody' myself wink

I'm just curious as to whether or not you swear as much in RL? Assuming most of us have DC's, i imagine every sentence at home isn't peppered with expletives.

i wonder if mumsnet is a kind of release for being ever so polite in every day life..kind of letting of steam by using lots of swear words.

genuinely curious!

MoanyYoni Sat 27-Apr-13 22:04:53


gordyslovesheep Sat 27-Apr-13 22:05:05


gordyslovesheep Sat 27-Apr-13 22:05:32

sorry YES as in I fucking swear a lot in rl!

TeamEdward Sat 27-Apr-13 22:05:43

Fuck no!

cocolepew Sat 27-Apr-13 22:05:46

I swear more blush

ClaraOswald Sat 27-Apr-13 22:06:17

Depends on the situation.

I can turn the air navy if I really get going.

aPseudonymToFoolHim Sat 27-Apr-13 22:08:01

I swear LESS on here than I do in RL! A LOT less!


In the office at work I was asked about my NY resolutions, I said "to be less sweary"
My (strait-laced, non-sweary) manager immediately responded loudly "BOLLOCKS!"


Discogeek Sat 27-Apr-13 22:08:20

I swear ALL the time in RL! Not around my DS or other kids but I do love a good swear wink

I swear much less on here than I do in RL I'm a properly sweary beast.

AgentZigzag Sat 27-Apr-13 22:11:07

I do swear a lot in RL, but can thankfully switch it off when I'm round 3 YO DD2.

I mildly swear in front of 12 YO DD1, but mostly in a Les Dawson way of mouthing the word under my breath in the sentence but it's clear what I'm saying.

On here sometimes only a fuck/twat/cunt will do when you're talking about fuckers/twats/cunts, although cunt isn't really a word I'd use in RL unless I was in an extreme situation.

I swear much much more in RL. I tone it down on here. I have a mouth like a sailor.

There is one person's name who, every time I say it, I mouth "fuckingbastardcunt" before saying it.

SoMuchToBits Sat 27-Apr-13 22:12:49

It depends who is listening! With some people (school PTA people etc) I wouldn't swear at all. With others (band friends) I might if the situation was right. I do swear mildly in front of ds (he is 12, and has heard far worse on the police programmes he watches, but he never uses the language himself). Don't swear much in front of MrBits, as he gives me a hard time about it...

Zappo Sat 27-Apr-13 22:13:36

I'm quite unusual. I have never used the f or c word.

I do like a good "bollocks" though

I swear far more in real life than on here. I do my utmost to avoid swearing in front of my dcs, but that doesn't always work.

I did have a new years resolution to swear less. It lasted a day and a half.

AgentZigzag Sat 27-Apr-13 22:16:51
LittleMissLucy Sat 27-Apr-13 22:18:07

I swear more in RL than on here. Here it sort of stand out, indelible and can look I don't know, maybe a bit OTT sometimes. Its like comedians who swear a lot, coz they're not that funny...

In RL I use proper swear words, muttered when in the presence of children, shouted otherwise!

Ledkr Sat 27-Apr-13 22:19:30

Yes I do indeed. My dd told my friend that I have a friend called knobhead grin it's actually my secret name for her dad she must have heard me use it and thought it was a name. I have stopped that particular habit now.

CatelynStark Sat 27-Apr-13 22:19:30

I am a right old fucking fishwife so swear far more IRL than on here grin

I fucking swear cunting loads. In Rl and on here. Try not to in front of the DC but the occasional one slips out. Never said cunt in front of them yet though... <polishes halo>

Startail Sat 27-Apr-13 22:20:22

Today RL is winning two fucks to one (and the MN one was at the government so that doesn't count).

One RL at DH for leaving washing in the rain and the other at DD2.

Just occasionally my 12y I'm going to be very cute, but not lift a finger to help attitude gets too much. She is exteamly cleaver, beautiful and still little girl cute, but she is also a selfish little madam. If her 15y sister can help bring the shopping in from the car, so can she.

Sniggering loudly at ledkr's dc thinking nobhead was an actual name grin

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sat 27-Apr-13 22:23:29

I very very rarely use the really strong ones on here or in real life. I am nearly 40 years old and still scared my mother will appear behind me and tan my backside! grin

I do say things like bloody and bugger and that sort of thing far too often though, on here and in real life. blush

There are just so very many words. I don't see the need to use the offensive ones. It's not clever or funny or shocking. Frankly, it's rather dull.

I grew up in a mining village. People would effing swear all effing day just effing conversationally and as effing filler like some would use effing 'erm' as they asked you how the eff you'd effing been. I actually don't think that they even realised they were doing it.

I was utterly bored of hearing such words by the time I was 10

bankruptedbyboobs Sat 27-Apr-13 22:23:58

Have n/c.

My text to DD has made me infamous amongst her peer group.

"Jesus H Fucking Christ. Your boobs are going to fucking bankrupt me"

blush She'd gone up a size. Again.

chickydoo Sat 27-Apr-13 22:28:07

Oh yes !

cardibach Sat 27-Apr-13 22:31:30

this is the only place I say cunt.
However, I am considerably more sweary in RL. DD is 17 and has heard me for years (although I didn't swear in front of her when she was small). She doesn't swear - she has understood that some things are OK for adults but not kids. Much like drinking.

I'm a proper sweary Mary. I even say fuck and twat and bastard in front of my Dad (but not my Mum because she scares me)

See I don't swear for effect or shock value. I just don't find it offensive. At all. It's only words.

I'm not totally insensitive though. I do try to reign it in at work, in front of mil and my granny. And anyone else who doesn't like it. And obviously the DC.

YoniLovesChachi Sat 27-Apr-13 22:40:57

A lot more. I swear less on here because I have more time to think about what I'm saying than I do when I'm talking. Swears fall out of my mouth before I know what's happening.

PowerPants Sat 27-Apr-13 22:48:06


You and I would get on very well in rl.

peeriebear Sat 27-Apr-13 22:48:52

Yes. I have to tone it down for my slightly more genteel relations. My bosses are in their sixties and very well educated and are the sweariest bastards ever.

OddBoots Sat 27-Apr-13 22:50:12

I don't swear much at all be it here or in RL, I've nothing against swearing, it just doesn't come naturally to me.

AlmostHadItAll Sat 27-Apr-13 22:54:34

I never swear. Hate swearing to be honest. Most of my friends don't swear either. DH does, now and then. But never in front of the kids.

Kasterborous Sat 27-Apr-13 22:56:28

No I don't swear much in real life unless I've got PMT then I can get very potty mouthed, at least DH gets fair warning then!

StuntGirl Sat 27-Apr-13 22:58:13

I swear aaallllll the time.

Maxium12 Sat 27-Apr-13 22:59:13

I'm pretty new to MN. Advice said have a look around the site, I did and was surprised at some of the language. One of the first threads I came across was 'National cunt day', well as my Gran used to say ' not that I'm a prude darling'. Anomnimity give us licence to be outrageous.


OrangeMabel Sat 27-Apr-13 23:12:08

I wonder if people on MN really do say c*nt in real life. If they said it amongst the people I know they wouldn't get a positive reaction.

Dawndonna Sat 27-Apr-13 23:16:05

Swear like a trooper in RL. Use the cunt word too.

Yup. Use the cunt word on a regular basis. But I'm from Glasgow and it seems to be less offensive there than down south. "Hello you cunt" is a normal way to greet a friend.

Startail Sat 27-Apr-13 23:26:32

Bankrupt grin

I may find myself swearing at my other DD if she doesn't find her games kit. BankruptedByPoloShirtSkortAndTrainers is nothing like as funny.

Taffeta Sat 27-Apr-13 23:27:36

Waaay less in RL. Here is my sweary sanctuary.

ShellyBoobs Sat 27-Apr-13 23:28:02

I very, very rarely swear in RL.

I think I swear so much on MN because it's allowed and I get some release from it. I don't think I've ever said 'cunt' out loud but I use it almost like punctuation on here.


Hedgepig Sat 27-Apr-13 23:31:27

I swear loads more in RL, I always tone it down in writing

TheChaoGoesMu Sat 27-Apr-13 23:33:59

Exactly the same here as in rl. Not that much, but a bit.

Fakebook Sat 27-Apr-13 23:34:56

I only swear whilst driving. I hardly ever swear otherwise. Even on here.

TidyDancer Sat 27-Apr-13 23:39:22

Yes I swear a lot in RL. I am known for my potty mouth.

Discogeek Sat 27-Apr-13 23:46:43

Cunt is a term of endearment where I'm from. Words are only words, I know when to tone it down & when I can eff & jeff like a bad 'un & it's never done me any harm smile

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