Cussing

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Well Holly I don't like the F word because I think it makes the love making in marriage that God intended to be a beautiful oneness between a married couple sound like something ugly and disgusting but this is only my opinion. The Bible has a Scripture that basically says: "The marriage bed is undefiled." Somehow to me that F word defiles it. But then that is just my opinion.

    And you are right we could basically make any word seem or sound like a cuss word depending on our tone of voice when saying those words. But I don't know how one officially decides what words are cuss words...or who gets to decide that. o_O:)
     
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    Why is sh*t a swear word then?
     
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    I think basically any word could become a cuss word depending on why and how we said it and our tone of voice, etc. when using those words. It might not be an official cuss word, but we know in our hearts if we are cussing or not.
     
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    I don't know but since my Mom told me it was...and washed my mouth out for saying it...it is to me. Oh crap! :p Sorry, that's probably a cuss word too. I guess I've said enough cuss words for today and will just go wash my mouth out with soap. ;)
     
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    Do people use deities or the names of holy people from any other religion as a curse word, I wonder. Maybe we should start saying, "Holy Mohammad" when we hit our fingers with a hammer, or "Babbling Buddha" when someone cuts us off in traffic.
     
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    Seriously Ken I wish you hadn't asked that question...now I have more research to do to find the answer. :p

    You know someone told me when someone cursed me for whatever reason to tell them: "And God bless you too" but even though I tried saying this a couple of times...to me it seems like I was making those words curse words when I said them. And I was because I was saying those precious words with a mind set of cursing them back for cursing me. I've struggled really hard to really mean God bless you when I'm mad at someone because I believe in my heart we should not pay back wrong with another wrong. But being human...I fail to be successful at this all the time. But there definitely is improvement...:)
     
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    I'm willing to bet that there are cuss words in their religion, too. Everybody needs a good cuss word now and then. One of my favorites is, "Oh, stink!" It sounds a little better than, "Oh, sh!t!" Most of the time, I use it jokingly. How about, "Holy cow!' is that a cuss word?
     
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    Oh and the other thing is...not just in foreign speaking countries but in in English speaking countries, many word are used differently... we have words which are used in every day speech which are not offensive to us... that might be offensive to Americans...and Vice versa....
     
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    Like "Fecking?" :D
     
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    So I decided to go check and see if they had an official dictionary of curse words and that didn't show me anything. So I typed in official book of curse word images....and images like this came into view. They have all kinds of "adult" coloring books like this....:oops::confused:
     
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    In the Uk we use a word very casually...it just means you're calling someone stupid... or if you do something silly yourself you would just call yourself it... it's not deemed in any way to be a swear word.. and in the years I've been a member of predominately American forums I've had to be careful not to use it since learning it's offensive to Americans...

    It's a word that's used here by just about everyone on a regular basis...

    It's a four letter word beginning and ending with T......I use it every day ..

    ...if i do something silly or accidental..I'll call myself it...


    Here's an example... (albeit a little long)

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20...ts-and-americans-swear-in-different-languages
     
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    Might be in India since they worship cows.
     
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    Hindus don’t worship cows. We respect, honour and adore the cow. By honouring this gentle animal, who gives more than she takes, we honour all creatures.
    Hindus regard all living creatures as sacred – mammals, fishes, birds and more. We acknowledge this reverence for life in our special affection for the cow. At festivals we decorate and honour her, but we do not worship her in the sense that we worship the Deity.
    To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. The cow is so generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain. It gives and gives and gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. The cow is so vital to life, the virtual sustainer of life, for many humans. The cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. Veneration of the cow instils in Hindus the virtues of gentleness, receptivity and connectedness with nature.
     
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    In my opinion...everything you have said here is worship of a cow.
     
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