View Full Version : So, just how much do you swear?

Ice Car
October 17th, 2012, 4:16 PM
You know, "naughty words". How much do you swear?

Me? Ever hear the term "swear like a sailor"? I swear more than that. Try and imagine that. I swear way too often but am still able to hold my tongue when speaking to someone I should be respecting, though that goes out the window if I'm pissed enough or even mildly aggravated.

I think this thread is fine since there are censors for "naughty words". Unless someone starts bypassing the censor.

October 17th, 2012, 4:25 PM
Irl I swear about as often as any 16 year old.(Which is pretty often.) When I text close friends I cuss about 5 times more. And when talking to people I dont know or talking to people on the internet I cuss only when its completely necessary.

October 17th, 2012, 7:38 PM
I won't usually swear, unless I'm like realllly pissed off. It won't just be swearing for the sake of swearing, which I think occurs more often than necessary. x)

October 17th, 2012, 8:09 PM
I swear a lot...or at least that's what I think. I swear verbally on occasion and I do so constantly when I'm pissed. When typing, I rarely swear, unless I'm mad. If you want an example of my swearing, go check my twitter. :P

I never swear in front of my parents, though. I got used to not swearing with them, idk why. I'm such an angel. lol

October 17th, 2012, 9:20 PM
Why in flipping **** are you asking me this? I don't curse unless I'm LIVID, or trying to make a ****ing point.

...okay, livid engines are off. I really don't swear that much unless I'm extremely angry, or emphasizing a certain thing. It's not uncommon for me, really. I'm trying to get better... especially with censoring that stuff xD

October 17th, 2012, 9:26 PM
Sometimes I swear without realising, I told a customer fml but with real words and got in trouble by my manager. I actually had no idea that I swore at him.
Swearing is just part of culture where I am, if someone really important is around or rich people I try my best to not swear but it just falls out sometimes.

October 17th, 2012, 9:30 PM
Usually only when I'm angry. When I'm not I try to use other alternatives because GASP they do exist still.

The Grubby Pup
October 17th, 2012, 10:25 PM
yeah, I curse and stuff, when I'm around peoples I just happen hang around; or in layman's term my buds. My siblings, as well.

...But not in places where you should respectable at...I've been raised better than that.

October 17th, 2012, 10:49 PM
I don't really swear, but when I do, I'm really angry.

October 17th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Quite a bit, especially when talking to a close friend - don't really mean what we say, it's just our way of bonding :)

But when in public... it doesn't really change, I probably should hold my tongue when around kids and that but sometimes it just comes out without my knowing :/

And don't even get me started on when I'm s*** faced :P

October 17th, 2012, 11:23 PM
I don't swear that often, and I've been brought up not to swear; but occasionally I do out of frustration or anger. I prefer not to though.

Captain Fabio
October 18th, 2012, 12:20 AM
I have been known to swear a fair bit. I only swear around friends though, not family members. :)

October 18th, 2012, 12:26 AM
I only swear if I mess up in a Video game or If someone has upset my day.

October 18th, 2012, 12:53 AM
Even at my angriest I don't swear, I just take in a deep breath of fresh air, and just listen to music. No reason to be angry at others if something they said or did offended me.

I only time I swear is if the 'swearing' is part of the lyrics of a song, or movie/tv show.

October 18th, 2012, 5:22 AM
When we talk online, I can hardly even recall a time where I've sworn just over the past year, but it's also easier to control when you can read what you're typing before sending it out to everyone. IRL, it's a bit harder to control, but I still don't really swear much. When I'm upset about something, I tend to throw out a swear or two, but it's still not that often.

October 18th, 2012, 6:28 AM
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I do happen to swear quite a bit and I can see how it might compromise one's professional appearance so I am working to curb that.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Mario The World Champion
October 18th, 2012, 10:14 AM
I swear A LOT. Like the Angry Video Game Nerd said at the end of one video, there should be new curse words.

October 18th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Four words for ya. Never. Sworn. In. My. Life. @%$#^ thats five. Nah, anyway, the only time I ever said any swearword was when I was talking to my little cousin in my "baby voice" and said sit. Only it didnt sound like sit. But, as for that, nope.

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
October 18th, 2012, 12:32 PM
I swear around friends a fair amount. Also, when I'm angry I'll silently swear under my breath.

I have an extremely good filter, however, so it's easy for me not to swear around family/little kids/whoever I don't feel comfortable swearing around.

Also, I used to swear a lot when I was a little kid, as my father would swear at the cats to stop being annoying and stuff, so I picked it up. But, after my conservative neighbors got mad at me/sent me home for swearing (I was friends with their kids) I went into an anti-swear mode up until middle school. Yay!

October 18th, 2012, 1:57 PM
I swear A LOT. Like the Angry Video Game Nerd said at the end of one video, there should be new curse words.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I agree. There should be new curse words.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

October 18th, 2012, 2:35 PM
I never swear around young ones or family, but I'll toss around a profanity here and there if I am frustrated or if I am joking around friends.

October 18th, 2012, 2:43 PM
I never swear around young ones or family, but I'll toss around a profanity here and there if I am frustrated or if I am joking around friends.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I won't swear at my job nor in front of someone I need to impress for whatever reason. Everywhere else though... totally fair game.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

October 18th, 2012, 2:54 PM
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I won't swear at my job nor in front of someone I need to impress for whatever reason. Everywhere else though... totally fair game.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Depends on the job, IMO. I dont think swearing in front of customers is right, but when you're at an office job working on something for 2-3 hours and your computer crashes or a file corrupts because the graphics card just decided to bug out or something.. yeah muttering a swear under your breath or declaring that the computer is pile of junk is probably gonna happen.

October 18th, 2012, 3:06 PM
****ing loads I swear quite a lot tbh, more so in real life than online. It's easier to be controlled online so there's less need to swear, but most of my offline friends swear a lot anyway so it's just kind of the norm in our group haha.

au bon
October 19th, 2012, 8:31 AM
I swear all the time. Swearing are just words. I don't agree with the negative context they're given.

October 19th, 2012, 8:54 AM
I do it a lot, though I try and censor myself when I feel it's appropriate (mostly the where and the who that are present), and even then it's only to really try and show repect for others. Otherwise, to me, so long as a word isn't being used in a derogatory way, I don't care one way or another. :U

October 19th, 2012, 11:24 AM
I used to swear on occasion, usually just when my temper rose, but now? I swear all the time. It's awful. Going away to university and living with friends was like the worst thing that could happen to my polite vocabulary. I swear way more than I need to now, for jokes and when I'm frustrated. I don't need to watch myself around roommates so I don't police myself. Luckily, my parents don't care too much when I'm home and I've still been able to hold my tongue just fine when I'm out in a public area or where there are kids.

:P Roommate swears literally anywhere though, even when we're in a toy store standing in an aisle right next to a toddler. We kick him when he does it.

October 19th, 2012, 11:41 AM
I swear internally XD In my inner-monologue. A normal/moderate-level. Not a sailor

Verbally, not much.

In type, some.

October 19th, 2012, 12:27 PM
All the time. Over the last year I've picked up the habit actually, so yeah.

October 19th, 2012, 3:23 PM
All the time. Swear words have basically become apart of my everyday vocabulary.

October 19th, 2012, 9:01 PM
It's strange, but even though I grew up around family and friends that swore (some a fair amount), I could probably count on one hand how many times I personally have. I guess I've always felt that there are alternative words that better articulate what you're trying to say, rather than use a "swear word" that can be used in many different situations, for many different meanings. Just think, almost every swear word has different meanings from what it was originally used for.

October 19th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Admittedly, as an eleven year old model student, I swear a lot. I'm a rebellious but intelligent student, not bragging about it, tho. I swear moderately, I guess. Not all the time, but yeah, I do.

October 20th, 2012, 12:27 AM
Depending on who I'm around, I can end up swearing quite a fair bit. F-bombs everywhere oh dear god (though usually the worst only happens when I'm angry, which thankfully isn't that often...I still surprise people at times who I thought knew me well enough). And it only happens around people that I know won't be offended by my usage of such words.

I wouldn't dare try to do that around my parents or in-laws, though. Or any kind of mixed company. If I don't know if they'd be offended or not, I won't.

October 20th, 2012, 8:47 AM
Depends. On regular day-to-day talking, I don't swear much. But when I'm playing anything, from cards, to soccer, to computer games, I have a really high swearing ratio. Like, 6 out of 7 words. I avoid doing that among family tho.

Liliana Vess
October 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM
I don't swear that much anymore. A few months ago however I'd be swearing like I would lose my voice in the next few hours, I'd even be pairing multiple swear words with random objects or an animal. Recently though I've had to tone it down a bit, or at least tone it down as much as I possibly can, for the teacher training part of my uni course since we get marked down if we don't conduct outself in a professional manner in class. If I stub my toe though I revert straight back to shouting you effing something badger.

October 20th, 2012, 4:24 PM
I never swear. If I get really mad, I yell "eff it" but never the actual word. Its just how I was brought up. There was never any swearing in the house, and I was strictly told not to do it.

Shining Raichu
October 20th, 2012, 5:22 PM
I swear all the time as a matter of habit, which is part of the reason I find the swear filter on PC so ****ing frustrating. I agree with Patchisou above me in that they're just words. They only have as much power as we give them.

October 20th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I use swearing in moderation and based off of other influences. For instance, if I'm in the middle of a busy intersection (walking, such as on the streets of New York City or Dallas) and there are people walking past me left and right swearing for no particular reason, I'll end up finding a reason to do so. Of course, in other situations words will be used strictly when I see appropriate (to be used as emphasis or exclamation)

Rainbow Arcanine
October 20th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Depends really.If I'm feeling in a bad mood or upset over something I tend to swear quite a bit,but generally I don't usually use swear words.Out loud at least ._.

October 21st, 2012, 4:53 AM
I swear all the time, I just can't help myself. If I'm angry, it's usually about 3x as bad.

October 21st, 2012, 5:26 PM
Yeah, I'm a pretty terrible potty mouth :c I blame my friends for turning me into this! haha.

October 21st, 2012, 5:53 PM
I try to avoid swear and never really have done it. There have been times where a swear would slip by accident, but it was never really on purpose. Though it depends on your definition of swearing. I use "crap" alot though I don't consider that a swear word.

October 25th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Yeah, I swear a LOT. It's hard to have a conversation sometimes because of it.

Vine Whip
October 26th, 2012, 1:25 AM
Online, I don't swear too often. However, in real life I swear like my like depended on it :|
I'm a girl so most people find that to be a bad quality about me, but I've honestly grown to disregard what people think when it doesn't make sense (Or if it's based off sexism)...

October 26th, 2012, 1:44 AM
I sometimes swear, mainly when I get frustrated at some things.

October 26th, 2012, 3:06 AM
I almost never swear while I'm talking. I might let slip a few milder ones online such as on twitter when I'm really annoyed or pissed off (but never on facebook), but they never include the famous f**k or even s**t. See? I just can't spell them out without getting the twitches. >< I guess it's the way that I was brought up and that I've been surrounded by friends who hardly swear in public (there sure were a few, but I wasn't easily influenced). I did get influenced quite a bit these days, but I'm trying my very best to keep my swearing to a minimum.

October 26th, 2012, 10:26 AM
I haven't said a swear word irl yet. I have sparingly said swear words in my mind or typed them out, though.

October 26th, 2012, 7:35 PM
I do swear a lot... but I rarely do it here. On Twitter it's another story though, I swear there a lot.

October 27th, 2012, 6:55 PM
Only when I am pissed off haha :p

Ice Car
October 27th, 2012, 6:58 PM
I haven't said a swear word irl yet. I have sparingly said swear words in my mind or typed them out, though.

You didn't swear once in your entire life? I call bullshit. We've all sworn at least once in our lives.

October 27th, 2012, 7:05 PM
I don't curse as much online as I do in real life. I'm not sure why. I think it's because I'm able to think what I'm saying more clearly. In everyday life I curse more than I say "umm". I don't even curse when I'm angry or upset, I curse more just in regular conversation. It's like it's just... how I accent my speech.

If I'm upset I can't even think of using actual cuss words, instead I turn whatever pops into my head at the time as a curse, usually sonofa followed by random words that I have no idea got in there, that or random grumbling. It's gotten to a point where my friends keep a list of my extreme curse monologues for future generations.

I am making a conscious effort to use curses less, but half the time I don't even know I'm using them.

It's just weird how online if I swear and it's not like 'wtf' or something. Like using it in a sentence is weird. Depends on the sentence.

Swearing helps, for me, create emotion in a sentence. Swearing doesn't always need to be a negative. Think of how much a difference there is in the feeling from "That's awesome!" and "That's ****ing awesome!". Feels completely different. Like whatever is ' ****ing awesome' is way more impressive.

Otherwise I curse worse than a ****ing sailor.

Random funny story involving swears. Friend of mine with a dirty mouth was getting owned in soccer. The ref threatened to red card him if he swore again. Very next play he hits the ball out of bounds, starts yelling "SHI-" then catches himself and finishes "-TAKE MUSHROOMS!" He got red carded.

October 27th, 2012, 10:14 PM
A bit too much lol.
Do I care? No, because their just words and nothing else.

October 28th, 2012, 12:29 AM
(I swear I posted here before)

I never swear in person, yet I swear a lot in text form. When I'm talking to someone, I never use any profanities, yet when I type things on my blog, I love my 4 letter words.

Ven Bloodia
October 29th, 2012, 11:33 AM
I swear like a drunken Irishman irl, doesn't help that I'm part Irish either lol.

October 29th, 2012, 2:09 PM
Swearing is natural to me.I don't even know when i'm swearing.Lets just say i don't give a ****

October 30th, 2012, 9:38 AM
well,i do that only when i'm really angry and my anger went out of my control...i don't swear much i also might do that when i'm messing with a real close person...just for fun :3 lol

Overlord Drakow
October 30th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Not too much I don't think.