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MrMaceman
06/03/14 8:01 pm

Cursing is a pain reductant and that is a proven fact

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Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
06/03/14 6:50 pm

One word: expression.

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dawl adulting
06/03/14 5:59 pm

Because WTF is a very necessary sentiment, and almost required - to be on SOH.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/03/14 6:16 pm

And LMAO :-)

gramps
06/03/14 5:44 pm

Venting helps lower the blood pressure.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
06/03/14 5:15 pm

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.

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WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/03/14 3:43 pm

It tends to get people's attention too .

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EarlyBird Portland
06/03/14 4:36 pm

It sure does! :-)

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/03/14 2:53 pm

It gets the point across better.

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BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
06/03/14 2:16 pm

It is just fucking cussing, bitch!
Jk I like ya EB

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nicolebliss31
06/03/14 12:00 pm

Swearing relieves pain.

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BarryB Was it something I said
06/03/14 11:40 am

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.

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jchristianreed South Carolina
06/03/14 8:44 am

Anyone who voted "No" has obviously never had a Teenage Daughter!!!

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
06/02/14 8:46 pm

Studies show that it helps aleviate pain and can actually calm you down.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/02/14 6:11 pm

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

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DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 5:16 pm

It's the official sponsor of unoriginal people everywhere. I know about these fucking things.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
06/02/14 4:33 pm

It's proven to ease pain, and as long as the grandkids arn't around what's the harm!

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yellowflash1220
06/02/14 2:52 pm

When used sparingly & correctly (based upon part of speech & common grammatical convention), they can help to express a higher level of anger or irritation

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thewheel
06/02/14 2:42 pm

Lets out and further displays emotion… to a point.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/02/14 2:38 pm

Sure.

You can eliminate a fair amount of enemies with a well placed curse.

You just have to remeber to hold your wand just so....

=)

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JWGIRL
06/02/14 2:37 pm

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.

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RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/02/14 2:32 pm

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.

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roundsquare round square
06/02/14 2:35 pm

Oh man, I planned on saying the same thing.

JWGIRL
06/02/14 2:40 pm

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.

yellowflash1220
06/02/14 2:49 pm

I'm guessing this is definitely a placebo thing, but using expletives upon injury lowers initial pain

RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/02/14 2:50 pm

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.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/02/14 2:52 pm

I think I always at least mouth "mother f---er" silently if I bang into something.

comppete Las Vegas
06/02/14 2:01 pm

It emphasizes how you are feeling.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/02/14 1:22 pm

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.

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steelcity Pittsburgh
06/02/14 12:53 pm

Identifying the people with a lexicon so limited that they cannot conjure words longer than four letters.

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political Georgia
06/02/14 12:23 pm

I don't really cuss that often.

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TierasPet
06/02/14 12:03 pm

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.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 12:11 pm

You do? I never would have thought it.

TierasPet
06/02/14 12:45 pm

Well, only on occasion and never at you. :)

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
06/02/14 11:23 am

To accentuate my darn point.
See, my "F'n" point would have been better accentuated.

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pateach2 love my son
06/02/14 11:07 am

It's therapeutic.

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crewsmissle Florida
06/02/14 10:35 am

To get my fucking anger out! Damnit!

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HayleyS looking up.
06/02/14 10:26 am

More effective communication..
Catharsis..

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meaning Red Stick
06/02/14 10:55 am

I see your vsauce and raise you a vlogbrothers
youtu.be/66K65z5lxlk

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
06/02/14 10:23 am

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.

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MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
06/02/14 10:20 am

People who swear generally have a high tolerance of pain

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 11:19 am

Are you swearing a lot this morning? :)

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/02/14 10:19 am

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.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
06/02/14 10:07 am

Same purpose as any other word, to get a point across.

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imawench
06/02/14 10:05 am

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.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 10:05 am

Cursing has been found to relieve pain. ^^

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/05/14 12:01 pm

Go see veritas poll about global warming, the one I shared. Md would enjoy it too.

EarlyBird Portland
06/05/14 12:07 pm

You made strong arguments. Well done.

I told md about it but haven't heard from him or cass today.

EarlyBird Portland
06/05/14 1:03 pm

He said he's out with the kids but will look as soon as he gets home.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/05/14 2:38 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
06/05/14 2:56 pm

Go look at at abo's poll.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/05/14 3:00 pm

Found it. Am I mentioned? Colbert poll?

EarlyBird Portland
06/05/14 3:02 pm

No, you aren't mentioned. I just thought it was a good md debate.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/05/14 3:04 pm

I'll read, but not post. Md stays away from anything I touch, I've observed.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 12:55 pm

Go look at roundsquare in my poll about republicans.

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 1:08 pm

I'm not sure what to make of it.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:13 pm

Very. He noticed that I've had him blocked.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:14 pm

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.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:18 pm

And you thought I was becoming a liberal in front of your very eyes.

Haha.

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 1:20 pm

I really did!! Lol

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 1:21 pm

I've seen you agree with Kermie, sm and a few others. You do a good job of acting.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:32 pm

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. :-(

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 1:35 pm

I believe you, It's just very different from the "you" I know. I think it's great seeing you get along w people.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:36 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 1:39 pm

Jay is in your poll

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/06/14 1:40 pm

Just replied. Someone must have shared the poll.

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 2:23 pm

No, I felt like I shouldn't. I will now though. :-)

EarlyBird Portland
06/06/14 2:28 pm

BKS is bigkennyshow.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/02/14 10:04 am

emotional catharsis, one type.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 10:00 am

Why did Jesus "curse" the fig tree?

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/02/14 10:20 am

He didn't "cuss" it. He condemned it.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 11:21 am

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 :-)

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/02/14 11:56 am

I figured that. Can you picture Jesus cussing a tree out? That would be pretty funny.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 12:10 pm

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.
Lol

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/02/14 2:40 pm

Because out wasn't the season for figs and his Father wasn't willing to change the seasons for him.

jvc1133 61535
06/02/14 9:58 am

To speak to the levels of liberals, I'm gonna gat it now

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Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/14 9:57 am

Displaying emotion.

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rons screw politicians
06/02/14 9:55 am

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.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 10:06 am

There is evidence cursing does in fact, relieve pain.

rons screw politicians
06/02/14 10:14 am

I make an effort to not be in a position to have to relieve pain If I can help it!

gonzoboy Arizona
06/02/14 9:49 am

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!) :)

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gonzoboy Arizona
06/02/14 9:52 am

-However, as I got older, and the farther away I got from home, I've found myself 'lacking vocabulary' on many occasions! ;D

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/02/14 9:48 am

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.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 9:53 am

If it's the word your best friend uses often, I know the word you're talking about. See, I pay attention :)

jestana My Minds Eye
06/02/14 1:26 pm

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!

Isomax TIC TOC
06/02/14 9:44 am

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 .

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 9:56 am

That's sweet isomax but please don't apologize on my behalf. There are many situations where cursing is acceptable.

egglayer
06/02/14 9:41 am

Sentence enhancement, lol.

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
06/02/14 9:39 am

Is there a purpose for getting offended over cursing?

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