Does swearing offend you?

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Do you get offended when people swear in front of you?

  1. No way, I swear like a truck driver.

    221 vote(s)
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  2. Yes, I hate it when people swear in my presence.

    45 vote(s)
    16.9%
  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Do you get offended when people swear in front of you?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    **** no.

    Really doesn't bother me at all, unless they are swearing at me.
     
  3. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I'd rather not listen to someone swearing a lot. It really bothers me.
     
  4. Luis macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't bother me, but I don't swear like a truck driver either :cool: But anyways, who says all truck drivers swear a lot?
     
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    Depends on the situation. Between my friends its pretty natural and flows in the conversation. When its inappropriate then its not good or clever.
     
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    OMG - It's only a WORD - people really need to worry about the more important things that are going on in this world.
     
  9. bov macrumors 6502

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    it really depends on the situation that you're in ..... i think im in between yes and no
     
  10. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah it doesn't bother me, but it can sound bad in certain situations...
     
  11. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really swear at all, and it doesn't bother me when people do swear. But, it gets annoying when people do it excessively.
     
  12. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Depends. Superfluous swearing just gets annoying after awhile. Just say what you're going to say, and don't make the sentence 3x longer with your cussing. But if it is warranted... well, okay. I don't care.
     
  13. Luis macrumors 65816

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    You mean if it's directed at you or not? :p
     
  14. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Where's the option for where I'm not offending by it, but I am not going to go around swearing constantly.
     
  15. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    It also depend on what you define a swear word.

    Some people I know think the words "bloody stupid" are right up there.

    Same with using God, Jesus or Mary as a normal word...


    I do get annoyed by the tweens whose every second word is a swear word.

    but occassionally interspersed in normal conversation for emphasis is good.
     
  16. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Yup

    It really annoys me, especially when there's no reason for it. For some people it seems to be every other word, it must mean they have a very small vocabulary.
     
  17. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    it annoys me in certain situations (ie: there are little kids around and people are oblivious to what is coming out of their mouths)-- i have found as more kids are around in social situations with friends,we have come up with some clever substitutes :cool:
     
  18. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't annoy me if it is used in moderation but it does annoy me when little kids (ie kids under 14) use it like they are the ****.
     
  19. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    It actually annoys me when people don't, in this case.

    Scenario: Something strange, amazing, or weird happens. This kid: "What the..!" He just says that! GAWD!!! At least say "heck" or something!!! :mad:

    This, by the eway, is in a school where the coach says "don't b*tch to me" and "c'mon a$$holes, let me in". Not derogatory or anything, that's just the way things are here, so don't be like "Oh, well he's too young to swear anyway blah blah blah..."

    </Teen rant>
    :D

    EDIT: We're 14 or 15, FYI.
     
  20. tsincaat macrumors member

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    I don't mind as long as people don't go on and on about it. Then they're just wasting my time and theirs.
     
  21. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    No, in fact, I am annoyed by people who are offended by swearing. I mean, certain words are justifed somewhat, but if you really can't handle the "s" word, lighten up. :rolleyes:

    The thing I love about swear word is how perfect they are to use in certain situations. For example, you stub your toe. What do you yell out? You can figure that out yourself. :)
     
  22. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having a hard time voting. Swear words don't bother me but I don't swear in public because I don't want to offend anyone. Constant swearing can get annoying but only because of the repetition.
     
  23. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Words shouldn't offend people, meanings should/could.
     
  24. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

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    Assumption #1: I have six children

    Assumption #2: Those who use foul language in front of children are insensitive and uncaring.

    Assumption #3: There are too many people on the planet as it is.

    Assumption #4: If you use foul language in front of my kids, I will wish an early death upon you.
     
  25. Melrose Suspended

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    I draw a line in the sand between mild, moderate and abusive swearing:

    Mild is the stuff you wouldn't say in front a child - however I myself (not in the presence of children of course) use such words.

    Moderate: The aforementioned s-word. I use this occasionally. It doesn't bother me to hear at all.

    Abusive: The f-word and other, similarly-regarded words I consider to be useless and never at all necessary and don't use them in my speech or care to hear them. If you use stuff like this, it just shows your diminished IQ, blatant lack of etiquette and no regard for the feelings of others.

    m2c..
     

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