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Old July 19th, 2006, 5:44 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

i probably say the f word at least once a day and hear it multiple times. but every time i hear my parents say the f word (or any curse word for that matter) i cringe. i'm just not used to them saying that stuff. other than that i'm not offended if someone says it unless it's directed at me.


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Old July 19th, 2006, 6:19 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

I wish I could still say that I was offended by it but I hear it so often at school that it's kind of just become common to hear so I don't even notice much when people use it. Still, when people use it often I lose respect for them. I don't use it myself but it just doesn't seem as horrible as it used to you know?


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Old July 21st, 2006, 4:58 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

i am far more offended by the words 'war', 'prejudice', 'injustice' and 'george w. bush' than any so called curse word.


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Old July 21st, 2006, 5:08 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

It offends me when people use the word as part of their everyday speech indiscriminately around little kids and older people, and if I catch older kids in the school where I teach using it around the little guys, I really tell them off. Having said that, I used the word in the privacy of my own home loudly and frequently the day I broke my finger on a door and on other especially painful occasions.


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Old July 21st, 2006, 5:21 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

For me it depends on how its used, the audience and the location. I am not offended hearing it from my friends in casual conversation nor do i avoid saying it in front of them. I dont use it and dont expect to hear it from my parents. I dont think it should be said in a public venue, its just bad manners.

The only time i find it truly offensive is not when it is just an enhancing feature in a sentence, but when the actual word is part of the sentence. For example "F the Fing Fers" is not offensive to me. But if i was to hear someone say "Did you F her?" etc, I get offended. The word's meaning is vulgar. I dont like to hear it used as a serious selection of vocabulary to describe sex.


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Old July 21st, 2006, 5:24 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

personally, I'm not offended by it, but then again very few words offend me.

Obviously using it willy-nilly isn't a good idea, it's beeter to know your audience before saying anything, this goes with swears, phrases, whatever. use it around your friends, but show a little tact around people who might be offended by it, people you don't know, etc.


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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:32 pm
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

I can't believe how long this thread has gotten! But now that I am all caught up lets get down to it...

I still believe that it is just a word and nothing to be offended by. However I find it EXTREMELY annouying when my neighbor and my friends older brother say it muliple times in one sentance. I can bearly understand what the are trying to get across from while in the end it is ussualy just "move" or "pass the salt". However I don't how I stand on being called a b****. My friends brother and his friends calls my friend and I that like it is our name or something. I dont think I am nessesarily(sp?) offended by it, maybe annouyed, well I don't know but I do not apreciate the sentament behind it.


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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:25 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

No, not really. However, when it's used in every sentences, it gets annoying.


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Old August 2nd, 2006, 1:21 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

So yesterday I got my arm caught in the machine I use at work. It hurt A LOT! And let me tell you not only was I using the eff word, but every other swear word there has ever been and some I was making up on the spot. And it made me feel better. So crow I shall eat!


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Old August 4th, 2006, 1:05 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

For the most part. No.
I swear like a sailor who just hammered a nail through his foot after throwing away a winning lottery ticket on accident.
I can curb it when appropriate and mind it around those who don't wish to be exposed to it.
But really, many words can be either harmless, passively offensive or directly offensive.
Take the word "Jew"
Normally spoken it's simply the identification of a religious affiliation.
But spoken in a specific inflection, and it becomes a horrible example of anti-semitism (which is always horrible)
The F word can be the same. It can be passive "F'ing computer!" or directive "F you!"
I think the hurtful nature of the words are worse than the words, themselves.

On a side note, in comedy, it's many times funnier to actually *bleeped* swear words, than actually hear them. It's a new trend.


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Old August 4th, 2006, 1:37 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

It is definetly a new trend to bleep out words for the an effect but when the bleeping gets used to much it is simply annouying.


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Old August 4th, 2006, 2:23 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

Truthed. Like on the radio. Whats the point right? If half the song is just silence? Like all things in comedy. Moderation is key.


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Old August 5th, 2006, 6:18 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

the four letter "f" word isn't said very often around me, and when it is, I don't really care.
the seven letter "f" word is said all the time by me and all my friends. Yes, it is a misused term. We use it in place of the other seven letter word. We generally use it to refer to people who anger us, but when someone actually uses the word correctly, we know.


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Old August 5th, 2006, 6:27 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

It doesn't bother me, I get hurt alot and i always say it when i get hurt or sumthin bad happens. But I have respect for peoples right to not hear it. So i never use it in front of people that aren't my friends. Some people use it blatantly and then i think its not proper but o well I guess.


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Old August 11th, 2006, 3:27 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

i went to a school that uses a lot of bad language in the hallways etc. so i am used to it. i would be offended if it were directed towards me. but, for example, if it were in a movie that would not bother me like it does other people.


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Old August 11th, 2006, 8:32 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

It only bothers me when drunk people use it at public events, like a baseball game. Also if people use the word around my kids, I don't like that.

Otherwise, I don't care.


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Old August 12th, 2006, 3:32 am
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

Generally. I try NEVER To use that word. It just sounds....dirty. But I have a fun fact...it's descended from the Latin facio, facere, which means "to do, or to make." God I am such a nerd.


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Old August 14th, 2006, 8:43 pm
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

well it depends on how others use it


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Old August 14th, 2006, 8:47 pm
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

Words are only have meaning because we give them meaning. People who find it offensive do so because that is what they are told. I do not find language offensive, but understand the opinions of the opposite.


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Old August 14th, 2006, 9:03 pm
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Re: The "F" word- are you offended by it?

I'm not offended or annoyed, I hear (it's various translations) everyday everywhere, its use is SO common here, expecially among young people swearings are part of the everyday speaking, nothing to really be fussed about. Prbobably in english it's less common or else swearing is considered much more rude.


 
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