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Question: Do you use the F-Word?
Every day - 16 (66.7%)
A few times a week - 5 (20.8%)
A couple times per month - 1 (4.2%)
A few times per year - 1 (4.2%)
Once a year - 0 (0%)
I never use the F-Word - 1 (4.2%)
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« on: July 30, 2007, 06:08:22 AM »

Chances are, you've used the F-Word at one time or another.

I cannot count the number of times I've used it in my lifetime.
It has to be in the thousands.  Maybe tens of thousands.

Yeah...tens of thousands sounds about right.
Maybe more.

My mother has told me stories about when I was 3-5 years old and whenever I saw a firetruck, I'd mispronounce the word "firetruck" and yell, "Firef*ck!  Firef*ck!"
She was forced to hush me up...especially if we were in public.
So...I've been cursing since I was very, very young.   Wink

I admit that I use the F-Word almost daily.

How about you?
Use the F-Word much?


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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 06:24:19 AM »

Just about anytime something goes wrong in a day. Or in normal conversation, I tend to curse a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007, 06:27:45 AM »

I'm a virtual potty mouth usually saying my first vulgarity within one hour of waking up.  Throughout the day its nonstop even if I have to say them under my breath.  Swears are like a second language to me.  Lately my term of choice (and I'm not sure it existed before me but I can't prove that) is "F*ckerhead".  Don't know why I like it, seems to have a ring to it. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 06:31:32 AM »

I don't f3cking understand why the f3ck people see the need to use "f3ck" in every other f3king sentence. Ignorant f3ckers,anyway! Wink

Seiously,think Ozzy with that one f3cking disorder...you know...the one that makes you swear like a drunken truck driver?  That would be me. Lucky,I work in a cannery,and it's the norm around there! Except I work around a lot of Mexicans, and they swear in Spainish. I tend to float to
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007, 07:19:27 AM »

I have never been one to buy into the argument that profanity necessarily betrays an abecedarian vocabulary.  The innumerable applications of profanity, especially the word f*ck, lend great credence to their usage.  The only instance I routinely structure my wording to around expletives is at work when dealing with customers.  And, to some extent, I do the same when posting to this board, per Andrew's request.

I can actually provide a precise, quantitative answer to your question as it pertains to my writing.  In fact, just yesterday I put together a comprehensive statistics and analysis page for my blog.  One figure calculated in the language section pertains to profanity, which accounts for 0.81% of the words used.  So roughly one out of every hundred words typed is profane.  Not too shabby.  TeddyR
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007, 07:27:10 AM »

I don't give expletives any special consideration, unless I'm at work.  To me, words are words, and profanity, especially words like f*ck, is far more dynamic in its applications than the mutterings of decent society.  So yes, I love me some good swearing.

Very well said DodgingGrudge.


I'll drop an f-bomb when the need strikes.  It's usually at least once a a day as I'm a very clumsy person and often injure myself.  I can't quite help but use the f-word when that happens.  I have a daughter, and my use of profanity has gone down since.  I try to censor myself when she's around.

As for Ash's firetruck story....  When my daughter was a few years younger, she had a fascination with clocks.  She absolutely loved them and would make us look at the clocks in every story.  Only, she couldn't say clock....she could say "cock".  So, being in a store and her yelling - "Look Daddy!  That's the biggest cock I've ever seen!" was something we had to work on. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 07:40:28 AM »

I don't give expletives any special consideration, unless I'm at work.  To me, words are words, and profanity, especially words like f*ck, is far more dynamic in its applications than the mutterings of decent society.  So yes, I love me some good swearing.

Very well said DodgingGrudge.

Sorry, I was in the process of making my post more pretentious just as you quoted it.  Haha.  Thanks, though.  TeddyR

As for Ash's firetruck story....  When my daughter was a few years younger, she had a fascination with clocks.  She absolutely loved them and would make us look at the clocks in every story.  Only, she couldn't say clock....she could say "cock".  So, being in a store and her yelling - "Look Daddy!  That's the biggest cock I've ever seen!" was something we had to work on. 

My friend's son had the same problem, though me being the irresponsible adult, I encouraged him to point out every clock in the house.  There must be something universally frustrating about the la sound.  When I was little, I pronounced L like Y.  Lolita would be Yoyita.  Insofar as I know, the only embarrassment I provided my parents was my inability to acknowledge my nextdoor neighbor's name, Pious.  Instead, I'd greet him and his wife as Helen and Helen.  Haha.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 09:30:50 AM »

I'll go with the opposite extreme; I gave up using curse words in junior high. I'm not offended by them, and I understand their place in the language. I simply refuse to use them until people learn to cuss properly. In regards to the "F-word": For quite some time this has been the ultimate shock word (well, now it seems to have been replaced by the dreaded "N-word," but that's another post), but biologically speaking, it is what every man and woman on the planet wants to do. "F*** you!" is considered an insult, but at the same time, it is our ultimate physical pleasure, so shouldn't it really be a compliment?

Sample conversation:
"F*** you!"
"Why, thank you! I'm glad you find me attractive. Unfortunately for you, I am totally faithful to my wife."
"Huh?"

I realize it is supposed to be a shocking vulgarity, but somewhere along the line in my life, I have lost the ability to be shocked by language. As for what I do instead of curse, I find it much more challenging to make up my own words/phrases. If I am angry, doing this makes me stop and think, curbing some trouble, and sometimes, when I shout the first nonsense word that comes into my head, it is so ridiculous that it makes me laugh, thereby helping me overcome the anger (in fact, one of my techniques for overcoming road rage is to go ahead and say whatever I want to say, but only if I say it in baby talk. Go ahead: Try to cuss someone and stay genuinely angry saying something like "Awen't you just the stupidest widdle monkeybutt to ever live? Yes you are!").
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 12:35:18 PM »

I use it a few times a week, though probably not every day.  The problem is, if it gets overused then it ceases to have the same impact.  When Gone with the Wind came out, there were movie theaters (especially in the South) that refused to show it because of Rhett's line "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."  Nowadays you hear worse on broadcast tv shows.

Of course, I'm sure that some, many most of those who were upset with Rhett using "damn" cussed worse in their own lives.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 01:17:37 PM »

Why would anybody be offended by the word Fart? I don't get it.



I don't go out of my way to use it, but if I hit my finger with a hammer or make a wrong cut on some expensive exotic wood you can bet your sweet bippy you'll hear it, likely prefaced with the word 'mother' and a slew of others to follow. My personal favorite is when inspecting someone work and it doesn't meet with what I believe to be quality work, I'll proclaim that their work "Looks like a bucket of F---!" I'm not sure what that looks like, but it sure gets the point across.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 02:12:09 PM »

Sorry, I was in the process of making my post more pretentious just as you quoted it.  Haha.  Thanks, though.  TeddyR
Not pretentious at all, pedantic f*ck...oop, there I go again!  TeddyR  I was wondering where skaboi got the quote!   Smile

All kidding aside, f*ck is the all-purpose word, is it not?  There is no word, working alone or paired with another expletitive, that is more adaptable. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2007, 02:12:21 PM »

I use the f-word at work sometimes.  I mainly use it when I screw up and no one is home, or outside. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2007, 04:26:50 PM »

I grew up in a conservative, Christian fundamentalist home...plus, I drive a big rig truck for a living, so naturally I use the word a lotTeddyR I usually swear when I'm by myself or with my wife and am quite able to not accidentally launch into colorful language at the wrong time. The F word gets used often by me, usually as a prefix for words like nut, muscle, wad and head.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007, 04:52:56 PM »

I think curse words are one of those things that parents never allowed you to do as a kid, so once you're finally old enough to do so without fear of a mouthful of Irish Spring, it becomes this boiling cauldron of pent up urges just begging to be spilled. I've also never agreed with people who thought that use of "blue collar" terms signified a lack of mental fortitude. These people put too much stress on the words being used to make a statement rather than the statement being made. George Carlin is one of the most foul mouthed s.o.b.s anyone has ever seen, yet he seems to speak more sense than the majority of political leaders... most of which are all suppressed deviants and bigots at heart anyway.  TongueOut 
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 07:12:23 PM »

Cursed up a storm as a youngster but rarely ever use any curse words nowadays. If I do, it's  always directed towards a thing (like dropping something on my foot..yeah I'm often a clumsy oaf) and not a person.
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