Swearing. Why?

(295 Posts)
dummad Tue 23-Apr-13 13:21:27

I'n not averse to the odd 'FFS' or whatever, but it seems to me that the use of the C word is now commonplace on every thread nowadays. And i don't like it one bit.

It never used to be like this. Why the cultural shift? I never hear it spoken out loud so why is it suddenly ok to plaster it all over MN?

Is it suddenly 'en vogue' to sound like a drunken navvy? Words like cunt, snatch, twat etc are just vile. Can't we reign it in a bit?

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 23-Apr-13 14:22:44

yay a sniffy sweary thread and a dragon fab. I obv only commented so I could use the dragon though. You never know when a dragon will come along again.

fwiw I think there is less swearing now than there used to be and I rarely see gratuitous swearing dragon

WTFisABooyhoo Tue 23-Apr-13 14:23:02

are drunken naccys not allowed on MN? sad

MakingAnotherList Tue 23-Apr-13 14:23:39

I rarely swear in real life and never have online. I don't think that makes me better than anybody else. I certainly don't look down on those that do swear. I do wish, however, that there wasn't as much of it on mumsnet. I have had to quickly close the app/window many times when my daughters come and sit next to me and I'm reading something on here.
I know that the solution is to only use mumsnet when they are in bed or at school, but sometimes I like to sit and read for 5 minutes.

WTFisABooyhoo Tue 23-Apr-13 14:24:03

ohh ffffffiddlesticks! wink look what i've done.

i do of course mean drunken navvys

Tee2072 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:25:57

Just for curiosity sake, MakingAnotherList, how old are your children and do you think they don't swear when you're not around?

FoundAChopinLizt Tue 23-Apr-13 14:26:45

Oh yes, also stereotyping navvies as drunken, very offensive indeed.

Really fucking offensive in fact.

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Nope....still doesn't feel as good as swearing. Sorry OP grin

ouryve Tue 23-Apr-13 14:29:52

Oooh, we've got a fucking dragon! dragon

Though if dragons did fuck, maybe we'd see more of them. Not so sure that would be a good thing. Good job they appear to be even worse at it than giant pandas.

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 23-Apr-13 14:31:04

If your DC are old enough to read chances are they will have come across swearing before. DS1 has just learned the f word as we refer to it and the other week DH said something was fucking ridiculous and DS1 was all shock daddy said the F word. Then his nanna taught him how to spell it as 'if he can say it he should be able to spell it' grin

he is 7 and knows you can't go about saying fuck all over the place, but he knows it exists and that his father occasionally uses it!

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 23-Apr-13 14:31:42

Orchard is that a herd of dragon's you have there?

ouryve Tue 23-Apr-13 14:33:10

And I can't believe we got so far in this thread without an ODFOD.

I think it's a flock? They have wings and shit don't they? smile

IamtheZombie Tue 23-Apr-13 14:35:52

Zombie believes that dragon shit is highly prized by some folk. It reputedly has magical properties, doesn't it?

Isn't it a step up from rare bat guano in terms of valuble-shit? I believe it is you know wink

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 14:37:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MakingAnotherList Tue 23-Apr-13 14:39:07

Tee2072 They are 6 and 8. I am positive that they don't swear when I'm not around.

BitBewildered Tue 23-Apr-13 14:39:38

I like swearing. It's one of my favourite things about MN.

Tee2072 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:39:54

You'd probably be surprised, MakingAnotherList.

I actually swear less on here than in rl...as I know it can come across the wrong way when you can't tell if someone's joking etc.

Would much rather be called a cunt than a yoni though tbh... <CRINGE> hmm

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 23-Apr-13 14:43:34

I suspect my 7yo practices saying fuck when I'm not about what with him now being obsessed with it.

Orchard I don't think dragons can actually fly. Their wings look ornamental to me. I imagine they stomp about the land eating grass like cows

I have heard plenty of "naice" 8 year olds using adult language tbh

and Mumsnet is an adult site, so you cant really complain it isnt appropriate for your children to read.

kneedeepindaisies Tue 23-Apr-13 14:44:44

Calling someone a Yoni gringringrin

Tee2072 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:47:59

Of course dragons can fly! Have you never read the Hobbit?!?!

Dragons can't fly. I mean honestly!

MakingAnotherList Tue 23-Apr-13 14:49:42

I know my children.
My teenager does swear when not at home. I've seen her texts and met her friends. My younger girls don't.
I accept that people here swear but I don't let my children see it.

Wallison Tue 23-Apr-13 14:51:57

I am grin grin at teaching a child how to spell 'fucking'. Love it! If you're going to swear, do it properly; that's the ticket.

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