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Old 06-29-2019, 07:47 PM
Status: "The days are getting shorter" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Same here (medical). Had to be cognizant of everything you said/say.

Now retired, I find I'm making up for lost time - but only when I'm alone. Mostly when I'm watching the idiot in the WH.I throw in a hand gesture occasionally.

Still keep the language on the high end when with others.

I find I do the same thing quite often, the middle finger pops up like it has a mind of it's own.
I only drop F-bombs occasionally. Often for the same reason.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:52 PM
Status: "The days are getting shorter" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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My former boss hated weak coffee. he had a cute way of phrasing it, "Romance by the sea".
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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No one swore at home.

Well - swearing in Spanish does not count!

I still do not swear. It just was not part of my vocabulary even after a career in the military. Well, it was the Air Force - lol

The first swear words I ever learned were in Spanish. My dad. I guess he thought that was more polite than English. lol Also I lived in Spanish neighborhoods a lot so I heard those words fairly regularly.


Reading through this I realized that none of my kids swear either. Not in front of me anyway. Never have. They rarely heard it at home growing up.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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How about you? And what gets you to swearing today, loudly or more silently?
Never felt the need for foul language and now that I'm modding, I find that I have much less tolerance for it from others. It's vulgar and just not needed. Everybody here smart enough to use a computer has a brain and vocabulary large enough that they surely can come up with other, more socially-acceptable words.

I also seem to be embracing the classical stoicism tendencies within me, and I strongly suspect that profanity is rarely, if ever used by people who tend toward classical stoic ideals.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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When my Dad went on swearing streaks in the garage, after awhile, the neighbors would joke about it.
Now what could have caused this latest tirade?

1. He dropped a screwdriver on the floor?
2. He ran out of cigarettes?
3. He was in the middle of a project and he had to run into the house to go to the bathroom?
4. While doing some nailing, the hammer struck his thumb?

Swear words can be picked up, even by small children today, with these idiots driving around with their loud stereo's, with their windows rolled down, playing Rap music filled with swear words, for all to hear. A child comes home and asks his mother: I heard some words today coming from a passing car, what do they mean?
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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Growing up, my parents never swore, or at least us kids never heard them if they did. When I started my LE career, I had to learn to use "street language", which was at times, 80% swear words in some areas. Some time later, I found myself swearing more at home, and when the kids came along, I made sure I did not swear at home.

To this day, I rarely use a cuss word. Tried to use them more, but nope, goes against the grain. I am not in favor of all the rap songs that have a bunch of swear words.

Had someone tell me once, if you are having an argument with someone, and they really start cussing, it is an indication that you have won.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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You Swear More Or Less When Retired?
Less.
I have become fond of fine novels - A Gentleman in Moscow, is my latest. I am learning that there is simply a better way of expressing yourself and making your point.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:50 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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If you swear more when you retire then my entire vocabulary will be nothing but swear words.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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I am learning that there is simply a better way of expressing yourself and making your point.
In general conversation, yes. But sometimes when one is, shall we say, momentarily overcome by a negative emotion there is nothing quite like the catharsis provided by the forceful enunciation of certain four-letter words, LOL

It's also much less expensive than hurling crockery at the nearest wall, a la Scarlett O'Hara. (I tried that once, and ended up swearing at myself whilst cleaning up the debris!)
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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More. MUCH more. Only with those I know well. And when I'm trying to make a point. And when I'm angry. And when I go out. And when I wake up. F, F, F, F, F! LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

I have a bad mouth. I really have to watch it. (Not proud of it either.)
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