Is Swearing & Use of Foul Language a Sign of Ignorance?
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Answer by ageekmom · Jul 05, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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."
Answer by AppleHack23 · Jul 05, 2010 at 09:36 PM
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.
Answer by Razor512 · Jul 06, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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.
Answer by catchatyou · Jul 06, 2010 at 05:26 PM
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.
Answer by mynamesash · Jul 06, 2010 at 04:13 AM
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.
Answer by ØØ¨ÙŠØ¨ Ø§Ù„Ø§Ù…ÙŠÙ† · Nov 29, 2010 at 02:03 PM
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.
Answer by mnymj · Jul 20, 2010 at 02:23 AM
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.
Answer by Emily · Jul 20, 2010 at 03:46 AM
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.
Answer by Hammer7769 · Jul 20, 2010 at 08:39 AM
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.