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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Stompy, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Stompy

    Stompy

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    Is it just me, or do you find the use of profanity as distasteful as I do?
    I try to surround myself with quality people, so I find it difficult to listen too or read profanity. I unconsciously equate it to individuals of low character, morals, and intelligence. I understand in the real world I may be wrong a fair amount of time, but in the eyes of the beholder, “Perception is Reality.”
    Thoughts?
     
  2. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I know some exceptionally fine people that curse like ******* sailors
     

  3. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    Surrounding yourself with people that you deem "quality" based on the words they use, is a recipe for heartache. Thinking that 'perception is reality' is beyond dangerous, moving into the foolish area, when judging "quality".

    That said, I don't mind profanity in the least around a campfire with a bunch of beer guzzling buds out for fun. In a local mall, not so much
     
  4. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

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    .....+1
     
  5. Detectorist

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    I don't think it's acceptable in most circumstances.

    When I was discharged from my first Army tour, way back in 1978, I had the bad habit of using profanity. It took a few months to correct it. I was saying F this and that to everyone. Not a good thing.

    I think it's also a sign of weakness, especially amongst younger folks who try to be 'cool'.
     
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  6. medic2258

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    WTF dude! Are you saying that I am some type of f€£^%#¥ low life who has the morals of two bit w{*%[? Or that I am some under educated f&}~ tard. Just kidding, as I get older it seems the colorful language is getting worse and I hear more women than ever using it. But I do not judge them or have a standard by which I hold them, due to their vocabulary.
     
  7. Stompy

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    I agree.
    There are outstanding people that can make their Mother blush. I have issues overhearing it, or reading on forums. Once I see or hear it, my brain shuts down and I could care less what is stated afterwards.
    Perhaps it’s the lack of respect it implies. Curse around your friends and buddies. I, however, am not one of them, so a little common politeness would be appreciated.
    Bhaaaa… perhaps Im just in a ranting mood. ( I missed nappy time)
     
  8. 2bgop

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    I am horrible. I guess I get it from my father, he can't say good morning without a couple bombs in there someplace.
     
  9. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Well, there are times that no other word can properly relay the sentiment.
     
  10. Stompy

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    … as the sole requirement, YES. Words are only one of many a person can use to get “vibes.”

    agreed.
     
  11. brausso

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    Amongst adults, I could give a ****. Around families and kids, just be respectful of your surroundings.

    A lot of people correlate profanity to blue collar people, but you'll hear it just as much amongst white collar execs
     
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    Some of the most elegant speakers are some of the biggest thieves and scumbags you can find.

    Judging someone by their language is not very productive. For decades people from the north thought that Southerners were uneducated based on the tendency of Southerners to speak slowly and with a "drawl". . .
     
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    I find your fear of words distasteful
     
  14. Kilrain

    Kilrain Señor Member

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    For me, common profanity is neither here nor there. Use it, don't use, I can ignore it or acknowledge it.

    That being said, I do enjoy someone who can use profanity effectively, like a master painter using a brush, in a given situation. It is an art that I just never could master...........
     
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  15. 2bgop

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    No doubt.
     
  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Gues what I think of non-profanity? &&^%$TYGIE)E*(&^$#@!!!!

    Yeah!!!
     
  17. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

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    Sorry, but when I hit my fingers with a hammer by mistake, I am going to cuss. Please don't come over for dinner if you don't like it.
     
  18. Sharkey

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    My wife doesn't like the fact that I use "profanity". I got it from the culture of my career choice. Sometimes that is all some scroatbags understand.

    I use it in the proper context and environments so WTF do I care?

    It's funny you bring this up. Ollie North spoke at our church this past weekend and talked about all the soldiers he knew that cussed yet prayed and carried a Bible around. Go figure.

    I also walk around the house in my underwear and on rare occasions, you might catch me picking my nose. :whistling:
     
  19. Ian Moone

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    Mmmhmmm ...we actually use the slow suthun drawl just to pizz off fast-talkin' yankees.
     
  20. Redheadhunter21

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    Around adults I use profanity without a care, around kids that's not acceptable as far as I'm concerned.


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