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Old April 7th, 2006, 8:23 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

It isn't just in rap music swearing is used a lot, but it's the most mainstream form of music it's used in.

Off topic but I don't think the F word is at all offensive compared to a certain C word, euch.

And I don't think people swear to look cool all the time. I know I certainly didn't/don't, it is just so used in language that has become incorported into a lot of peoples speech. Except the C word, that is disgusting.


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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:22 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

I really hate it when people say that word, because its just cheap and vulgar. So I always tell my freinds not to use it around me- yes, I am offended by it, even if its not directed at me. So if they really have the urge to say it, they say, "oh FUDGE" instead. Lol, it works for them...


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Old April 8th, 2006, 5:11 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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I agree . Most people do swear, but I would rather not hear it on a regular basis. Some people do swear a lot and that's fine, but what I find most irritating is when like, little 8th graders go around saying the F word and stuff thinking they're so cool for doing it. Posted by Zina_x0
Ok, so me being a "little" 8th grader am automatically trying to be cool every time i swear? I do not agree with that

My friend asked her parents the other day if they were offended by the f word. we got lectured about the meaning of it. One of the things they said was it was an acronym (like NASA) in the 15th century. It meant Forification Under Consent of the King. The king would sign a paper and his soldiers go around and basically rape any women they wanted. I don't know if this is true or not, I hope its not.


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Old April 8th, 2006, 5:19 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

Well it is right. Just a perverted way of saying "go have sex."
It's just that people use it in a dirty and abusivce way.


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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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Well it is right. Just a perverted way of saying "go have sex."
It's just that people use it in a dirty and abusivce way.
That's true. But that way, you could do that with any word that essentially means the same.


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Old April 8th, 2006, 7:12 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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Ok, so me being a "little" 8th grader am automatically trying to be cool every time i swear? I do not agree with that
Ohh no, no, I didn't mean all 8th graders. But there are kids I know (and I was like this when I was in 8th grade, then I stopped) who swear because they think it's cool. I'm sorry if I offended you!


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Old April 9th, 2006, 3:41 am
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

I am not offended by the f-word whatsoever, but in all cases, it depends on how it's being used. If someone used it towards me in a racial way I would definitely be offended. But otherwise, I'm not. I listen to a buttload of rap and hip hop, and in fact- it's pretty much all I listen to. I used to cringe at the worrds being said in the songs when i first listened tothe music, but now I'm so used to it, whatever is being said dont matter no more. Though the sexually explicit lyrics nowadays are just shocking. lol


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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

If someone whom I don't know were to come up to me and just unleash the fury, I would be very offended. I would wonder why and what the point of the childlike discussion was for.

If someone I knew and was friendly with said it to me, I would not be offended. Swearing is not one of the things I do on a regular basis, especially the "f word". But if someone I knew said it, I would know that they are a good person and know that they really don't mean to use the word's meaning.

In fact, the "f word" in general really has changed meaning. Many of the swear words today ahve changed meaning including the "n word" and the "b word".

Many of the words that were considered swear words years ago are in fact words we use now without knowing they are swearwords. Some include:
  • golly
  • dang
  • rad
  • gosh
  • "the place where it is hot underground"
  • and more. . .


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Old April 9th, 2006, 7:59 am
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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Ok, so me being a "little" 8th grader am automatically trying to be cool every time i swear? I do not agree with that

My friend asked her parents the other day if they were offended by the f word. we got lectured about the meaning of it. One of the things they said was it was an acronym (like NASA) in the 15th century. It meant Forification Under Consent of the King. The king would sign a paper and his soldiers go around and basically rape any women they wanted. I don't know if this is true or not, I hope its not.

Reguardless of intent, it is particularly discomforting coming from a younger teenager, especially if it is in the presence of an adult. I have a 13 year old daughter and if she used that word in front of me she'd be in for serious trouble.


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Old April 9th, 2006, 8:15 am
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

offensive or not itz a powerful word. The most powerful word in english anyway.


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Old April 9th, 2006, 8:52 am
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

Oi. I am somewhat of a counsel service to my friends and their siblings, cousins, dogs, whatever. And I can say that scarily, kids who are 13, 12, and even 11 use this word as well as many others. Very Proficiently. That disturbs me. It goes hand in hand with the sex standards that go down and down and now we see little kids in Kindergarten talking about "sex". Excuse me but when I was 11, I cursed only on the VERY rare occasion (broken toe, faceplant) and it was always a modified curse. Deeeeeeeeeeeeam. or something of the sort. I have been talking with my best friends little sister who is just turned 13 and she has gotten comfortable with me enough that she throws out these horrible cursewords that could curl your hair. Said times. I find it sad when kids are so empty headed.


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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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offensive or not itz a powerful word. The most powerful word in english anyway.
NO WAY!
It's probably the most commonly used word. Even if people do not know English they will probably know the word ****. But it's far from the most powerful word.


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Old April 9th, 2006, 6:06 pm
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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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But it's far from the most powerful word.
Well, actually, I think it is pretty powerful, mystic_22. I don't know if it's the most powerful word in the English language, but it's pretty powerful in it's own way.

For example, in different contexts in can generate roaring laughter, annoyance, or fiery-hot fury. Used in front of your parents it can get you into trouble (). It's a pretty powerful word.

Well, at least it can be the cause of many of strong emotions.


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Re: M-13 - The "F" word- are you offended by it?

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Oi. I am somewhat of a counsel service to my friends and their siblings, cousins, dogs, whatever. And I can say that scarily, kids who are 13, 12, and even 11 use this word as well as many others. Very Proficiently. That disturbs me. It goes hand in hand with the sex standards that go down and down and now we see little kids in Kindergarten talking about "sex". Excuse me but when I was 11, I cursed only on the VERY rare occasion (broken toe, faceplant) and it was always a modified curse. Deeeeeeeeeeeeam. or something of the sort. I have been talking with my best friends little sister who is just turned 13 and she has gotten comfortable with me enough that she throws out these horrible cursewords that could curl your hair. Said times. I find it sad when kids are so empty headed.
Ok first swearing and sex standards do not go hand in hand. My oldest daughter is 16 and has not even dated let alone had sex and yet she can swear like a truck driver. Before you try to equate her swearing with lack of dating, guess again, she is asked out a lot. She has yet to find a guy that lives up to her standards. Swearing is just part of that generation just as we had our little things that drove are parentís nuts. I am surprised that as a counselor to younger kids you have not noticed that allowing the swearing tends to get more information and trust from the child. Let me explain. I allow swearing in my presence. By not requiring the children to sensor their words they are freer with everything they say. I know exactly which kids are having sex and what types of sex they are having. I know which kids drink and which do drugs. I know who has driven drunk. All of these things cause me far more concern that the use of a word. Because in the end these behaviors can kill you or do permanent harm or a lifetime of problems, words do not.

Oh when I was a kid I did not swear at all. I even spelled god out rather than say it. Everything else that I try to protect my kids from now, I did.


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Ok first swearing and sex standards do not go hand in hand. My oldest daughter is 16 and has not even dated let alone had sex and yet she can swear like a truck driver. Before you try to equate her swearing with lack of dating, guess again, she is asked out a lot. She has yet to find a guy that lives up to her standards. Swearing is just part of that generation just as we had our little things that drove are parent’s nuts. I am surprised that as a counselor to younger kids you have not noticed that allowing the swearing tends to get more information and trust from the child. Let me explain. I allow swearing in my presence. By not requiring the children to sensor their words they are freer with everything they say. I know exactly which kids are having sex and what types of sex they are having. I know which kids drink and which do drugs. I know who has driven drunk. All of these things cause me far more concern that the use of a word. Because in the end these behaviors can kill you or do permanent harm or a lifetime of problems, words do not.


Oh when I was a kid I did not swear at all. I even spelled god out rather than say it. Everything else that I try to protect my kids from now, I did.
Ah...Hand in hand was a bad choice. It's similar to the way sex has gotten not related to the way sex has gotten. Spot me bad grammar why donctha And obviously the searing allos me to get more information and help out more but I am still disturbed by the fact it is so present so young. That I can leave the door open for swearing and get hit by an 11 year old...It's not natural to me. But It IS part of the society and I accept that. I just hope it is nothing more than a fad. You've misread what I was saying a bit I never said that it was the wrongest thing to do said things at a young age such as 16. But before you are hitting puberty is just...wrong to me

And kids that young who are talking bout sex and saying the f word every other word are just that to me. Stupid. Conforming to the older group of people they see doing it all the time. Ohhh I can't STAND when people curse FREQUENTLY around a developing child but that's just me.


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Ah...Hand in hand was a bad choice. It's similar to the way sex has gotten not related to the way sex has gotten. Spot me bad grammar why donctha And obviously the searing allos me to get more information and help out more but I am still disturbed by the fact it is so present so young. That I can leave the door open for swearing and get hit by an 11 year old...It's not natural to me. But It IS part of the society and I accept that. I just hope it is nothing more than a fad. You've misread what I was saying a bit I never said that it was the wrongest thing to do said things at a young age such as 16. But before you are hitting puberty is just...wrong to me

And kids that young who are talking bout sex and saying the f word every other word are just that to me. Stupid. Conforming to the older group of people they see doing it all the time. Ohhh I can't STAND when people curse FREQUENTLY around a developing child but that's just me.
I really do think it is a fad or will just become something we accept. There are a lot of things we say and do that does not raise an eyebrow now that would have been offensive a 100 years ago.


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I have issues when people use the 'f' word, but my friends are pretty good not use it around me.
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I have issues when people use the 'f' word, but my friends are pretty good not use it around me.
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I, personally, am not offended by it in certain circumstances. When I hear kids my son's age (high school) or younger, I think to my self "Sure hope they don't kiss their mother with that filthy mouth." If I hear someone say it out in public, such as a restaraunt, etc., that does bother me since I also have a small child. So in those instances, I would be offended, but I don't listen to rap music (at least not the violent, vulgar rap), so I guess that does offend me which is why I don't listen. I do not get offended by a comedian using it however. One of my new favorite comedians is Carlos Mencia.....he uses it ALOT, and I find it funny. So, I believe that word in certain context is acceptable, but let me hear it out of my kids' mouth....and Ivory soap will follow it back in there!!


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I curse A LOT to be honest with you all, and those curse words just come flying out of my mouth. I know when it's the right or wrong time to curse, like I definitely do NOT curse in front of an adult, any adult. I believe a lot of us who curse, just dont see those curse words as "curse words" anymore. I remember being in elementary and everytime I heard the f word or b word, I'd think: that's a bad word. Ya...they are bad words. But now I curse, heh thanks alot to the music and society these days, and i no longer see them as profanity.


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