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To think that it is unnecessary to swear?

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Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:37:19

It just shows a poor vocabulary

portaloo Sun 05-Jun-11 21:38:10

Habit rather than poor vocabulary I think.

Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:38:51

Well, in the habit of not improving their poor vocabulary, I grant you

mrsdonkeybucket Sun 05-Jun-11 21:39:36

I swear all the time, but I tell my DCs that people who swear are stupid because they aren't clever enough to use the English language properly. sad

<slaps self round head>

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 05-Jun-11 21:40:02

<<predicts 7 posts before the inevitable>>


GetOrf Sun 05-Jun-11 21:40:23

I quite like swearing actually.

I think if you drop a pan full of pasta sauce on the floor the only words to use are 'you fucking bastard pan'

Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:40:30

The trouble is that people laugh at you when you politely ask them not to use profane language. It's become the norm.

Mollydoggerson Sun 05-Jun-11 21:41:07


Swearing is offensive and shows a lack of manners imo.

BitOfFun Sun 05-Jun-11 21:41:10

I think you are underestimating the power and versatility of some words, Hully. And that won't do.

mrsdonkeybucket Sun 05-Jun-11 21:41:31

<invites GetOrf to come be a fishwife with me.>

No offence to fishes wives. grin

Mum2aLoon Sun 05-Jun-11 21:41:42


Why can't people just speak kindly to each other.

And if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything.

Hugz xxx

KarmaZBitch Sun 05-Jun-11 21:42:31

I love swearing, but its all about context and company.

I wouldn't swear around children or in a public place (shop, cafe etc). I like a good fuckingbastardwankershithead in the privacy of my own home and once the kids are in bed, though wink. people who shout 'sugar!' when they stub their toe are arseholes, in my opinion grin

Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:42:53

BitOfFun - that was hurtful and unnecessary. I have filters for that sort of thing but you seem to have bypassed them.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 05-Jun-11 21:43:23

Darn Getorf.

You were too early.


Can I add "nice" to the Unnecessarilist?

KarmaZBitch Sun 05-Jun-11 21:43:28

OK, I have to say it, Mum2aLoon... 'Fucking bastard' can stay, but 'Hugz' should definitely be outlawed.

BitOfFun Sun 05-Jun-11 21:43:56

It's for your own good, Hully. I mean it with kindness.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 05-Jun-11 21:44:39

And GetOrf?

Why've you shrunk?


Have I missed a trend?


Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:45:34

I rememebr when it was standard practise to wash a mouth out with soap. That stopped the filth.

Mum2aLoon Sun 05-Jun-11 21:49:24

Lol Karma

Do you kiss you lil bubba with that filthy mouth?

Hugz hun


Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:50:03

will no one think of the lil bubbas?

fifi25 Sun 05-Jun-11 21:50:20

O 1 2 1 Fuck off an do one

I only know this phrase after the community support officer brought the 7 year old home for saying it to him after he told her not to draw a hopscotch on the path on Friday. Nice

As hully says mouth and soap sprung to mind

Hullygully Sun 05-Jun-11 21:51:31

would you mind, at least on this thread, writing f**k? Ta.

JoniRules Sun 05-Jun-11 21:51:56

Agree with you OP. IMO swearing is vulgar and actually not especially funny or shocking

Mum2aLoon Sun 05-Jun-11 21:53:53

Listen to Joni, she speaks sense.

Even if she believes sledding to be childish. sad

Ripeberry Sun 05-Jun-11 21:54:07

We used to have a Team manager in a Call center who after work would swear like a trooper non-stop but during the day would be extremely polite and articulate, almost 'plummy' accent.

Don't know how she managed to not slip in an F* word here and there by mistake!

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