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Do you think cussing affects a person's vocabulary

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Nope.

 

Sometimes ya just need to tell someone to 'go fuck themselves'.

 

Some people just ain't smart enough to catch anything but a brick in the face.

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6 minutes ago, Tanis said:

Nope.

 

Sometimes ya just need to tell someone to 'go fuck themselves'.

 

Some people just ain't smart enough to catch anything but a brick in the face.

this made me laugh so hard lmao

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I don't cuss at all. I think it's completely unnecessary. There are more than enough words in the English language that can be used to get your point across regardless of what emotion you're feeling. Plus some others have said this as well but when every third word someone speaks is a cuss word it pretty much waters down any kind of emotion or strong point you're trying to get across. I apologize ahead of time if I offend anyone by saying this but I think all cussing shows is a limited vocabulary and in my experience you can sometimes say a heck of a lot more with a look than any cuss word (any guy that's had a girlfriend or has been married can attest to that).

 

Perfect example: In the movie "Gone With the Wind", released in 1939, Rhett Butler (actor Clark Gable) says to Scarlett O'Hara (actress Vivien Leigh), "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn". He says this as a respose to her asking him, "Where shall I go? What shall I do?" to signify that he has finally given up on their relationship. No, I was not alive when that movie came out but when his character said that it was huge at the time. It really carried a lot of weight and force and conveyed his point in a profound way. Fast forward to the last decade and any action movie and the cuss words are so frequent they pretty much carry about as much weight as calling someone a grapefruit or actually saying the word "ouch" when you stub your toe. If someone used that exact line from "Gone With the Wind" in a movie today it might even go unnoticed.

 

BTW: "Gone With the Wind" might be old and in black and white but it's still worth watching no matter who you are or how old you are.

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I curse a bit. It kind of just comes out. It's not every other word though. People tend to ask why I talk like that or tell me it is bad or foul or ignorant. I always personally believed it is all in context. Like it is not that big of a deal to me to say something like that's pretty fucking crazy, but I could understand that it might be a little ignorant to call someone a fucking asshole if they did not deserve it. I used to have people tell me it's good to be nice or kind to everyone, but it is hard to be nice to someone who was a jerk to you.

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