Swear and tear

The Art of Cussing

Worth a read.

I think I agree, maybe not to quite the extent said as I think there are other factors involved when it comes to swearing.

I don’t as a general rule swear much. Sure words crop up in my head now and then and occasionally make it outloud… I mean when your friend’s car is moments prior to being t-boned by a 4wd and you’re in the passenger seat you don’t much care that you happen to swear (That was ages ago, the whole car accident thing)…

Meanwhile, my thoughts on replacement words such as ‘fudge’… they are kind of irrelevant (except to soften it for the oldies)… your intention is the same. Right.

I still don’t really like swearing.

2 Comments

  1. jess v said:

    that’s right bec you don’t!
    but that’s ok i won’t hold it against you.
    i have no idea about the book you are referring to, but by its use of the dreaded word ‘cuss’ i guess its gotta be american.
    swearing isn’t particularly pleasant – i mean get a #$^ing vocab 🙂 (ooh that felt a bit naughty).

    October 22, 2007
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  2. said:

    Fudge is my new swear word of the week 🙂

    I guess i got bought up to think that swearing was just displaying a limited vocab as well as being deeply frowned upon – which is to a certain extent makes the freedom to swear now a lot more fun.

    I still avoid it unless i’m really stressed when saying Fuck is very therapeutic or when i want to annoy my wife even more when we are in the middle of an argument – except my self destructive behaviour doesn’t really help in the short term, esp since it fudges up our relationship 🙂

    October 26, 2007
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