Do you think cussing is a sign of a lacking vocabulary?
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"?
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.
It depends on how often one cusses.
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?
Cuss and curse are two different words. Cuss isn't a variant of curse.
I believe they stem from the same point, though.
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
I think its just means you were in the military at some point ;-)
Yes and it's also shows the lack of control over one's mouth and temper.
No, I cuss and I happen to be a genius.
Never, as long as it is used correctly. Not swearing seems like constraining an otherwise robust vocabulary for no good reason.
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.
Trying to find the "occasionally" button...
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.
All depends m how and when it's used.
It means a lack of originality and class if it's spoken all the time.
No it doesn't.
I mean when it's spoken by a gang banger or a Tony Soprano type.
To me it depends on the magnitude, purpose, situation and ofteninity. But what do I fucking know?
Nope ! But it's my excuse and I'm sticking too it. Lol
I use it for emphasis.
Not a fucking chance in hell. Mark Twain? "Sometimes cursing provides a relief that is not even privileged to prayer."
Hell no. Doesn't mean shit.
I'd put it right at 50/50, but it's usually really easy to tell when that's what is happening
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.
I wouldn't worry about saying something that could hurt someones feelings if that someone cusses frequently.
Why not? They are just words... Does cussing make their feelings mean less?
I know plenty of great people who cuss rather frequently.
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.
It is hard to respect someone that makes a point to swear, and of course I agree with the second comment.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree. ☺️
I have a lot of respect for many people who swear a considerable amount.
Well like always it depends on the specific 'who' you're talking about. I'm not saying all people that cuss are not respectable.
Hayley would NEVER swear EVER! She's too awesome to preform such a DEGRADING act of INDIGNATION!!!
^ All Bullshit. ;P
Fucking hoity toity..
Hey buddy.. Knock it off with the swearing alright?
Lick my sweaty balls you fat fuck!!
Now you've opened the barn door!
You must remember that the F word can be a noun, verb, adjective, exclamation...say it 1,000 times!
It's also the only word you can put in the middle of other words. Fan-fucking-tastic!
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.
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.
Try hard ;)
I do my best.
That's fuckin preposterous.
I used to. Now I'm like fuck that.
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.
^^Haha or broken english I guess I should add
**I don't assume based on that,**
I'm old school. An occasional slip is a slip however excessive swearing makes me think someone is less intelligent and lack manners.
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.
No. It's a way some people choose to express themselves.