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HayleyS June 2nd, 2014 9:50pm

Do you think cussing is a sign of a lacking vocabulary?

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tenletters New York
06/03/14 6:06 am

No. Sometimes you need to let out a good string of curse words. But if it comprises a large portion of what you say, then perhaps.

Off topicish - why exactly are curse words "curse words"?

06/03/14 12:18 am

No. I personally don't ever make judgements about people based the amount of cursing they do. Grammar and vocabulary doesn't mean all that much to me either, to be honest.
Words are only one of the many forms for expression.

MisterE Conservistan
06/02/14 10:54 pm

It depends on how often one cusses.

firefly5 the verse
06/02/14 10:19 pm

no. I think it's all context.

I do have an issue with words like "cuss," "crick," "critter," etc. I don't get why "curse," "creek," "creature," etc. need to be re-worked to sound more... quaint? is that the right word here?

06/03/14 8:48 am

Cuss and curse are two different words. Cuss isn't a variant of curse.

firefly5 the verse
06/03/14 9:28 am

I believe they stem from the same point, though.

megomez712 Vagabond
06/02/14 9:42 pm

I said rarely only because I have a huge vocabulary that I use quite often. I just like to mix a littl swear words in there form time to time

Zingerz Wisconsin
06/02/14 9:14 pm

I think its just means you were in the military at some point ;-)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/02/14 6:39 pm

Yes and it's also shows the lack of control over one's mouth and temper.

ainsleyy previously kitkat123
06/02/14 9:10 pm

No, I cuss and I happen to be a genius.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/02/14 5:59 pm

Never, as long as it is used correctly. Not swearing seems like constraining an otherwise robust vocabulary for no good reason.

06/02/14 5:58 pm

I think so. I read a study back in college about how the flexible nature of swear words (as multiple parts of speech) narrows the need to maintain a wider variety of words in your lexicon, so over time persistent bad language limits your speech.

MachoMatt84 Climbing Mountains
06/02/14 5:48 pm

Trying to find the "occasionally" button...

BusinessJustin Tamriel
06/02/14 5:43 pm

A well-placed curse word can really add to a conversation, and has been shown to be a trust and relationship builder. That being said, overuse has very negative effects.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 4:42 pm

It means a lack of originality and class if it's spoken all the time.

kermie gaytopia
06/02/14 5:28 pm

No it doesn't.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 5:30 pm

I mean when it's spoken by a gang banger or a Tony Soprano type.

crewsmissle Florida
06/02/14 4:31 pm

To me it depends on the magnitude, purpose, situation and ofteninity. But what do I fucking know?

Isomax TIC TOC
06/02/14 4:19 pm

Nope ! But it's my excuse and I'm sticking too it. Lol

RJ1969 SoCal
06/02/14 4:11 pm

I use it for emphasis.

jalapeno verdadero
06/02/14 3:32 pm

Not a fucking chance in hell. Mark Twain? "Sometimes cursing provides a relief that is not even privileged to prayer."

06/02/14 3:29 pm

I'd put it right at 50/50, but it's usually really easy to tell when that's what is happening

HayleyS looking up.
06/02/14 3:10 pm

I think sometimes it may be a sign of a lacking vocabulary, but not usually.

And it seems judgmental to me to assume that that's probably the reason why a person cusses...
I think people should try to avoid making assumptions like that.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/02/14 3:39 pm

I wouldn't worry about saying something that could hurt someones feelings if that someone cusses frequently.

HayleyS looking up.
06/02/14 3:43 pm

Why not? They are just words... Does cussing make their feelings mean less?

I know plenty of great people who cuss rather frequently.

HayleyS looking up.
06/02/14 3:47 pm

And besides, I wasn't really saying that for the sake of the feelings of those who cuss frequently.
It is just good to avoid making assumptions about people and instead make a genuine effort to actually understand.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/02/14 3:50 pm

It is hard to respect someone that makes a point to swear, and of course I agree with the second comment.

HayleyS looking up.
06/02/14 3:53 pm

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. ☺️
I have a lot of respect for many people who swear a considerable amount.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/02/14 3:55 pm

Well like always it depends on the specific 'who' you're talking about. I'm not saying all people that cuss are not respectable.

osouless Whats Next
06/02/14 4:07 pm

Hayley would NEVER swear EVER! She's too awesome to preform such a DEGRADING act of INDIGNATION!!!

^ All Bullshit. ;P

osouless Whats Next
06/02/14 3:09 pm

Fucking hoity toity..
Hey buddy.. Knock it off with the swearing alright?
Lick my sweaty balls you fat fuck!!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/02/14 3:08 pm

Now you've opened the barn door!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/02/14 3:10 pm

You must remember that the F word can be a noun, verb, adjective, exclamation...say it 1,000 times!

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
06/02/14 3:32 pm

It's also the only word you can put in the middle of other words. Fan-fucking-tastic!

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/02/14 3:06 pm

Many people who embellish their diction with inordinate amounts of profanity do have a paltry vocabulary. However, it is erroneous to say that all who do so are also subject to the same fate.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/02/14 3:08 pm

What I'm trying to say is, I can fucking say whatever I fucking want and I shouldn't be judged because of the fucking words I use to convey my meaning.

I hope you fucking got that.

osouless Whats Next
06/02/14 3:08 pm

Try hard ;)

krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/02/14 3:06 pm

That's fuckin preposterous.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/02/14 3:04 pm

I used to. Now I'm like fuck that.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/02/14 2:58 pm

I make don't assume based on that, just as I make no assumption that people who use slang can't also speak in proper english.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
06/02/14 3:00 pm

^^Haha or broken english I guess I should add

**I don't assume based on that,**

LadyA Earth Explorer
06/02/14 2:57 pm

I'm old school. An occasional slip is a slip however excessive swearing makes me think someone is less intelligent and lack manners.

steelcity Pittsburgh
06/02/14 2:56 pm

If every third word spewing from your mouth is an Fbomb conjugation, I don't think you are angry/frustrated, I think you are ignorant. It's like a space in your speech so I have to read between your words to understand what you're saying.

06/02/14 2:54 pm

No. It's a way some people choose to express themselves.