Is there a purpose for cursing?
Cursing is a pain reductant and that is a proven fact
One word: expression.
Because WTF is a very necessary sentiment, and almost required - to be on SOH.
And LMAO :-)
Venting helps lower the blood pressure.
I saw a study where it increased people's pain tolerance when they cursed. It was how long people could hold their hands in ice water.
It tends to get people's attention too .
It sure does! :-)
It gets the point across better.
It is just fucking cussing, bitch!
Jk I like ya EB
Swearing relieves pain.
I believe it only makes the speaker seem less articulate and less educated. When you think of great wordsmiths (Twain, Churchill, etc), they could be much more impact full in their speech without cursing.
Anyone who voted "No" has obviously never had a Teenage Daughter!!!
Studies show that it helps aleviate pain and can actually calm you down.
Yes. To shock; to identify as a rebel; to appear mean or "strong"; to be accepted by a popular but less moral crowd; to emphasize; to stall the flow of speech to allow your thinking to catch up.
Not a danged one of them is a good reason. :-D
It's all situational
It's the official sponsor of unoriginal people everywhere. I know about these fucking things.
It's proven to ease pain, and as long as the grandkids arn't around what's the harm!
When used sparingly & correctly (based upon part of speech & common grammatical convention), they can help to express a higher level of anger or irritation
Lets out and further displays emotion… to a point.
You can eliminate a fair amount of enemies with a well placed curse.
You just have to remeber to hold your wand just so....
I tell my kids, it is not cursing if it makes someone laugh. Aside from that, cursing just makes you just sound like a ranting idiot, articulating your point is more effective.
I'd bet there's a therapeutic benefit to swearing every now and then, rather than unhealthily holding anger in. Some don't get angry often, some do. So the benefit to swearing probably varies based on the individual.
Oh man, I planned on saying the same thing.
I get angry plenty, but there is no curse word that conveys how I am feeling.
I also do not understand why fuck became a negative connotation rather than a positive one.
I'm guessing this is definitely a placebo thing, but using expletives upon injury lowers initial pain
You'd have to go back to Ancient Greece for an answer to that question. Many curse words cast negative connotations on natural and good things. I'm sure there are books studying the etymology of swears.
I think I always at least mouth "mother f---er" silently if I bang into something.
It emphasizes how you are feeling.
A method to pad sentences with extra words that is used by those with limited vocabularies. May also be used to add emphasis by those who lack the descriptive ability.
Identifying the people with a lexicon so limited that they cannot conjure words longer than four letters.
I don't really cuss that often.
It is sometimes useful when dealing with certain people to accentuate your point using curse words. I have never felt the need to use them for that purpose. However, I spit out my fair share of them.
You do? I never would have thought it.
Well, only on occasion and never at you. :)
To accentuate my darn point.
See, my "F'n" point would have been better accentuated.
To get my fucking anger out! Damnit!
More effective communication..
This is a neat Vsauce video on cursing.
I see your vsauce and raise you a vlogbrothers
Yes, it's kind of like how the only reason you have a middle name was to let you know when you were REALLY in trouble growing up.
People who swear generally have a high tolerance of pain
Are you swearing a lot this morning? :)
I use it a little just for my ears only, like when I drop something etc. I can really let the words fly though if I'm in a serious argument with somebody. In general conversation, I don't have the desire to use those words without reason.
Same purpose as any other word, to get a point across.
Used judiciously and when appropriate, I find it helps to relieves stress. I curse more when no one can hear me. I don't wish to offend, seem coarse or ignorant.
Cursing has been found to relieve pain. ^^
Go see veritas poll about global warming, the one I shared. Md would enjoy it too.
You made strong arguments. Well done.
I told md about it but haven't heard from him or cass today.
He said he's out with the kids but will look as soon as he gets home.
It's about wrapped up over there. I think I pretty showed that he picks and chooses his science. My last post was the finale.
Go look at at abo's poll.
What's his full name again?
Found it. Am I mentioned? Colbert poll?
No, you aren't mentioned. I just thought it was a good md debate.
I'll read, but not post. Md stays away from anything I touch, I've observed.
Go look at roundsquare in my poll about republicans.
I'm not sure what to make of it.
Very. He noticed that I've had him blocked.
Lol. I look like a real "Good Samaritan" in that thread. I'm the guy who'll stand up to her as well as the guy who blocked him and the guy that gets along with "her" in recent months. Lol.
And you thought I was becoming a liberal in front of your very eyes.
I really did!! Lol
I've seen you agree with Kermie, sm and a few others. You do a good job of acting.
Not one bit of that was acting though. It was just me showing a willingness to express agreement when I wouldn't have in the past. I was totally serious about that stuff, especially when I agreed with kermie. I'm not a fake. :-(
I believe you, It's just very different from the "you" I know. I think it's great seeing you get along w people.
And my poll about gay men? I haven't changed any values. I'm just nicer about it all. MD had me wrong.
And I used to do anti-republican polls back in the old days too.
Jay is in your poll
Just replied. Someone must have shared the poll.
Are you reading that thread with rob?
No, I felt like I shouldn't. I will now though. :-)
BKS is bigkennyshow.
emotional catharsis, one type.
Why did Jesus "curse" the fig tree?
He didn't "cuss" it. He condemned it.
As you know, I don't know anything about the bible. I googled "cursing" and a lot of articles came up about Jesus "cursing" the tree. I just threw it out there :-)
I figured that. Can you picture Jesus cussing a tree out? That would be pretty funny.
The articles I read actually cited the verse. I think it was a translation error or something. From what I know about Jesus, he wouldn't have sworn at a tree.
Because out wasn't the season for figs and his Father wasn't willing to change the seasons for him.
To speak to the levels of liberals, I'm gonna gat it now
Never did curse much, even among my friends. Wasn't a biggie with us. But if I hurt myself or get real made I might let one go! Seems to be an emotional release.
There is evidence cursing does in fact, relieve pain.
I make an effort to not be in a position to have to relieve pain If I can help it!
Yes. Pa always told me cursing/profanity were reserved for those who lacked vocabulary. Growing up, I wasn't even allowed to use euphemisms.
To this day, I recall only a handful of times I heard my Dad curse. (I've never heard Mom curse. Ever!) :)
-However, as I got older, and the farther away I got from home, I've found myself 'lacking vocabulary' on many occasions! ;D
Definitely. Communication and economy of words. In some situations there is exactly one word that takes the place of many, yet has even more power. That word is almost always a "bad" word. And probably a personal favorite.
If it's the word your best friend uses often, I know the word you're talking about. See, I pay attention :)
I see nothing wrong with cuss words that make a point. They should not be used to insult, attack or demean. And should be free of blasphemy, sexism and racism my professor added. Are there any fun words left!
The human vocabulary has not fully developed yet and so because it lacks the correct word , I apologize for the words I use in advance , even if they are not relevant to the situation .
That's sweet isomax but please don't apologize on my behalf. There are many situations where cursing is acceptable.
Sentence enhancement, lol.
Is there a purpose for getting offended over cursing?