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Is swearing wrong?

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4 years ago by Alex Haze in Politics > Other

There's a category of words that have been deemed by society as offensive. There's nothing intrinsic to the words themselves that are offensive; they're offensive because we have decided that they are. Back in medieval times, zounds, short for 'God's wounds' was a swear word as offensive as any today.

It's because people are offended by swear words that they have their power. Swearing can shock and appall people, hence the theatricality of swearing. If we all decided that there were no offensive words, swearing wouldn't have its intended effect.

Some people swear loads, while others don't swear at all. Just the other day, the Kremlin banned swearing in the arts: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/01/russia-bans-swearing-arts

But what do you think? Do you swear? Is swearing good or bad?

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pig in the rain

I swear a lot I must say. Theres a difference between swearing at people and swearing at circumstance. I never swear at people (almost) but I swear at circumstance, and god, a lot.

4 years ago by pig in the rain

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Alex Haze

Apparently, people who swear more have a higher pain threshold. This is according to Mythbusters.

4 years ago by Alex Haze

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Mitchell Hill

Maybe people that swear are more combative; able to block things out.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Malachi

Swearing is a part of expressing your emotions, I would say it depends on how you use expletives towards another person really. You can offend someone buy not understanding their culture and that's without the swearing lol, so I guess there are many ways to offend some one willingly and by accident, some people swear for the fun of it cause it is apart of their life. Swearing is good if you use it correctly and very bad if you don't.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Mitchell Hill

I think that swearing in people's eyes touches on dignity and sanctity. Are things such as the human body, or sex special or sacrosanct in nature? As long as the answer is yes, saying 'fuck' will be crossing a line. It's as if what is elevated is brought down. The same with blasphemy. As long as Jesus is viewed to be holy and above the human dimension, using his name will be crossing a line. It's almost as if you want to hold someone responsible for your mess who isn't responsible. I think that as long as there will be absolute values, swearing will remain a taboo, if a minor one.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Juliana

So beautiful phrases used to say my beloved pastor

4 years ago by Juliana

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Dandelion

Very often I hear swear words around me :(

4 years ago by Dandelion

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Janet

Live next to a man who speaks these words it is not pleasant!

4 years ago by Janet

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 blauw k.

when happened something wrong, then maybe ........

4 years ago by blauw k.

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Rahul  N.

Maybe? Surely!

4 years ago by Rahul N.

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Julius Petre

then some people have something bad many times a day :(

4 years ago by Julius Petre

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