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to ask do you swear as much in RL?

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

Waaay less in RL. Here is my sweary sanctuary.

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.

lurkedtoolong Sat 27-Apr-13 23:20:25

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.

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

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

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.

JackieTheFart Sat 27-Apr-13 23:06:33


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.

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

I swear aaallllll the time.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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


You and I would get on very well in rl.

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.

YellowDinosaur Sat 27-Apr-13 22:38:45

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.

BadgersNadgers Sat 27-Apr-13 22:31:47

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)

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.

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

Oh yes !

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.

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