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Is Swearing & Use of Foul Language a Sign of Ignorance?

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asked Jul 04 '10 at 23:54

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Don't quite know what you mean... Would you mind adding some more detail?

(Jul 04 '10 at 23:56) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

Some say that people with a low vocabulary tend to swear more.

(Jul 05 '10 at 00:13) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

r0bErT4u, I would agree with that.

(Jul 06 '10 at 16:40) George George's gravatar image

Yes. Its because they have nothing better to say.

(Nov 28 '10 at 20:08) Vancar6 Vancar6's gravatar image

Only someone projecting a personal agenda beleives or puts out that message. I've been known to cuss a blue street and I'm far from ignorant,uneducated or suffering from a dearth of vocabulary. Profanity is merely a component of the vernacular,influenced by emotion, situation or familarity.

(Nov 29 '10 at 08:50) uncledavid uncledavid's gravatar image

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It's more cultural and sociological than it is individual, in my view. Where people are, who they're with and what they're doing as a group seems to play a much larger role than individual education when it comes to how free folks are with their "colorful metaphors."

answered Jul 05 '10 at 21:06

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Absolutely agree with you. When I am in a conversation with my boss, parents, or "someone with some kind of authority" I use next to no curse words (though I will admit the occasional "damn" will slip. With friends however, I'm much more..."welcome" to use curse words. And I do quite frequently. Is it ignorant? I don't think so. Could it be different? Absolutely.

(May 24 '11 at 23:11) RH510 RH510's gravatar image

Well it really depends who I'm with. I have excellent vocabulary, but around my friends it's kind of weird not to swear...around adults and respectable people, I don't do it unless it slips out.

answered Jul 05 '10 at 20:36

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Swearing doesn't really mean anything. Bad language was something simply created by a culture as basically a psychological trick. When people are angry, they may want to do bad things but if you can create a word and make a culture see it as something bad and also since words cant wont cause damage, you can give people the same psychological relief that comes from doing something bad, but with out causing damage.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 11:00

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Name Calling, Labels, Stereotypes ... can cause harm and/or retaliation.

Is there swearing in the Bible?

Don't take the Lord's Name in vain.

Swearing does mean something.

(Jul 06 '10 at 11:11) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

People consider swearing to be bad and one of the bases of a religion is to disallow all things bad.

Name Calling, Labels, Stereotypes are basically just forums of hate directed at others and is different than language such as the F word.

(Jul 06 '10 at 15:32) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

I know a lot of religions that the center of it is based on bad morals.

(Jul 06 '10 at 16:03) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

If words couldn't cause damage, why do so many school students commit suicide each year?

I guarantee you that being called names made the victim feel bad enough to where they didn't want to live any more.

(Nov 29 '10 at 06:01) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Not physical damage, but certainly physiological damage.

(May 24 '11 at 19:02) archaeme archaeme's gravatar image

I think that it's not only a sign of ignorance, it's also a sign of arrogance. If someone comes up to me and starts swearing in my face for no reason, I've already lost a lot of respect for them. If someone occasionally says something, I'm a little bit more tolerant to that, but I'm not going to tolerate useless swearing.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 16:26

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i agree with you there catchatyou :)

(Jul 21 '10 at 20:40) coolsecretspy coolsecretspy's gravatar image

me agree, me agree

I don't realy mind if someone swears occasionaly but when they have strings of it in there sentence, NO

(Nov 29 '10 at 03:20) DomChester DomChester's gravatar image

Someone swearing when they aren't angry, then yes that is ignorance. But when something gets broken for example, that can't be helped. That's just my opinion.

answered Jul 05 '10 at 04:35

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edited Jul 05 '10 at 04:36

Absolutely not. If you're angry it's just natural for it to come out. Nothing can be expressed quite as powerfully without the word f***, that is the truth. There is no other word in the dictionary quite like it. It certainly does not, as someone just said, show that you have a lower vocabulary.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 03:13

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F@#$ YEAH! Dropping N-Bombs can end a career!! There's no equivalent female response to calling a woman the C'word. The F'word can express joy, excitement, anger, surprise ...

(Jul 06 '10 at 10:19) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

When you are really mad, it doesn't come out naturally. Garbage in, garbage out.

(Jul 06 '10 at 16:53) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I disagree, I think the non-foul words are for can help articulate your feelings, but the swearing helps to demonstrate the intensity of your feelings.

answered Nov 29 '10 at 12:03

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حبيب الامين

on the occasion yes, constantly, it shows a lack of vocabulary

(Nov 29 '10 at 12:14) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I know sometimes for me that nothing but the swear word will illustrate the depths of what I am feeling at that very moment adequately. I could say it without swearing but the emotion would just be internalized and end up eating me up.

answered Jul 20 '10 at 01:23

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I would not say someone who swears is ignorant. I would just say that they are not able to articulate their opinion or emotion very clearly if they have to use foul language or swearing. I think that swearing is never a necessity, i go through life on a day by day basis not using foul language and swearing and i am able to communicate my views and emotions clearly.

answered Jul 20 '10 at 02:46

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Swearing is definitely a sign of ignorance, lack of vocabulary and immaturity. If you have the ability to use proper language even when you are totally over the top angry at someone there are over half a million words in the English language to use to get the point across. Swearing is language used for one purpose, to inflame someone and to force a response. If you have to resort to swearing to get your point across, you lack maturity and intelligence.

answered Jul 20 '10 at 07:39

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