By Anonymous - 14/06/2014 21:32 - United States - Grand Prairie
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Why should I been questioning him? Um sorry do you mean why should I be questioning him? If that's the case, given the context of the post others would assume that the original poster was on an 18+ website just as #2 did by using sarcasm with the 'sure'. It's questionable, therefore one would question it?? Yes it's their own life just as your life is your own, I'm pretty sure everyone should know that each has their own life by now... If not, that's also questionable lol.
#30,This is me righting a long paragraph just to prove I am a fucking genius. I write long words like hocus-pocus and am already getting a Noble prize. Please excuse me while I go have tea with Morgan Freeman now. Once again pointing out just because I wrote a long speech I am a fucking beautiful genius!
97 Saying a few four letter, commonly used words to express anger or excitement shows less intelligence and a much more limited vocabulary than more creative and expressive words that are better suited for a situation. Swears are normally words that are shared with the vast majority of the population. If your doctor said "Fuck, this isn't good. I have some shitty news for you." you probably wouldn't be entirely confident in his intelligence and abilities.
I think the whole concept of "cussing" is stupid. Swear words are just synonyms for other words. What makes one synonym worse than another? Take "fast" for instance. Swearing is like making "quick" a bad word. They are synonyms, why is it a big deal? They mean the same thing! Just like "ass" is a synonym for "butt". Since they are synonyms, might as well make "butt" a bad word to. That's why I use what you call "cuss words." They are just synonyms and who ever declared them "bad" is stupid. What makes them bad, huh? I have yet to find a legit explaination. If you are religious (like I am), God says not to take "the Lord's name in vain". The only word I don't use is "god". I say "gosh" instead. Saying "god" is the only "bad word" in my opinion because God said not to misuse it, making it a sin. Other than that, words are words, synonyms are synonyms. So fuck fuck fuck fuckity fuck and I don't give a shit!
My very wise English teacher gave as a lesson on cuss words. Traditionally, English peasants used words like 'shit' or 'ass,' just as regular words in their vocabulary. Not generally having a bad connotation, just descriptors for body parts and functions. The French, disgusted by the English as a whole, created the idea that their words were demeaning and unintelligent which eventually turned them into what we know as 'swear words.' This is the same reason why there are more proper names for other English words, such as 'cow.' Generally you wouldn't say that you're 'eating cow,' you'd say you're 'eating beef,' which comes from the French word beouf. There ya have it.
#107 - I'm sorry, but you're flat out wrong. (By the way, I'm not insulting your English teacher when I say this... English teachers aren't meant to teach linguistics or the history of language)... Curse words, in general, are defined as what society is afraid of. For example, take "fuck". This word is a synonym for sex, and society tends to shy away from that topic. Another example is the word "shit" this originates as a cuss word about a hundred enters or more back - where people were afraid of disease and therefore a disease carrier - shit. This has fallen into a lesser cuss word as disease has become less prevalent in our time. On the "beef vs. Cow" thing, you were very close. What actually happened is that the aristocracy (the ones that tended to eat the high quality food such as beef or veal) spoke Latin, and so the names of food (beef, veal, fowl) are derived from Latin. On the other hand, words for the actual animal (cow, deer, birds) come from a teutonic derived language. That's because the peasants (the ones who had to deal with the animals) spoke such a language. English is a mash between those two languages (with more Teutonic influence, as there were more peasants). That's why we have those words separated like that. If anything I have said is unclear, please refer to a VSauce video on YouTube that explains this better than me. Chao!
Can we all just agree that cuss words are stupid and we should be able to say what ever the hell we want? Cuss words are just synonyms for other words so fuck society and what they think. A word is a word and saying "cuss words" does not determine intellegence. Genius's say cuss words and the people that said "it makes you unintellegent" are stupid themselves for thinking such a thing and it is only an excuse to try to scare people away from using cuss words. Besides, we need these "cuss words". If you get your legs blown off, do you realize how wierd it'd be if all you said was "oh my goodness gracious". Or maybe "oh shoot, it hurts". What? Imagine what war movies would be like without cuss words. They'd be stupid and terrible. So stop being all goody goody and saying cuss words are bad. They are fucking synonyms that are needed in this world to describe intense emotion etc.
Your intensity is great and goes well with your profile pic, but I don't fully agree with you. Yes, if an adult swears it doesn't make them seem unintelligent. But, if it's a thirteen year old girl (or boy, for what matter) dropping the f bomb every second word, yes, it does make him/her sound very unintelligent and attention seeking. I think it really depends on who is swearing and why.
135 - While it is true that there are many theories as to why there are curse words, one thing I said is definitely true. - and that is the Latin/Teutonic mix..... Also, your teachers theory fails to explain the evolution of curse words, but rather describes them as stationary and unchanging - I find that highly improbable... Sorry for exaggerating in my previous argument
Not to mention it is just plain polite. Not everyone is interested in listening to what you want to listen too. Especially in a waiting room, which anxieties may be higher than normal. Maybe I'm just getting too old, but I'm trying to figure out why every believes everyone else should listen to whatever they want to listen to or deal with it. Be it a cellphone playing a video, or that annoying asshole in the car which has the music you can hear from 3 blocks away.
Always check your volume before going on YouTube in public
Wise words from Fred.