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Old 07-01-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I had a job that required continual public contact, so I trained myself to not swear. That was actually the second time, since potty mouth got out of hand when I was about South Park age, and I tried not to swear then either.

It can be a useful tool, and I still remember the more creative phrases I learned from my Drill Sergeant. You know you are doing it right when their eyebrows catch on fire. Those situations are rare, though.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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I watched the 2nd debates the other night and thought about it briefly; but nah.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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In the Navy it was an art. After that it was impermissible in my civilian work.
After retirement it has gradually become cruder, usually out of frustration when things don't work as they should.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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35+ years in the medical profession broke me of my swearing habit. About the worst thing I say to someone is 'go suck an egg'.

and, yes, I mean suck.
As in the one on the floor?????????????
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I had a job that required continual public contact, so I trained myself to not swear.
I was in broadcasting, and many people (not me) learned the wrong way to never swear in a building that had microphones in it.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I was in broadcasting, too, for over 30 years. While I was part of that environment, I will admit I did pick up a few choice expressions.
A lot of swearing goes on in TV control rooms. It's just part of the job and a way to let off steam. We had one director who used the F word constantly during live shows, as if it were a noun, a verb, a comma and an exclamation point. We were all on headsets and had to listen to it whether we liked it or not.

Now that I'm retired and there's no more job stress (and I'm not spending 40 hours a week in that testosterone-charged, high pressure cooker environment), I swear a lot less.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:07 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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Default You Swear More Or Less When Retired?

Less.

No job = less to swear about.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I would swear if my kitchen floor was carpeted.
I have vinyl tile in most of my kitchen except for a rug runner below the sink and counter! It's there so if it gets wet I don't slip and fall.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: not where you are
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It's amazing to me how much I've learned in the past decade or so about people swearing so much in real life, as I rarely ever heard people doing it much and I spent the first 25 years of my life in NY another 11 in NJ. Weird, I know, but it just didn't occur within my earshot much at all and when it did, I cringed. It's only been mostly of late in movies I'm hearing more swear words and my being on the net that I've picked up a new vocabulary, but, still, I find some of the more crude cursing, in real life, for no reason, to be cringe worthy, not really fond of it on film either for that matter. Not that it will stop me from watching a show, it used to but, now, it's just not something you can avoid in much of todays entertainment. I guess, my doing it on the web is just sort of a rebellious act, one I probably should stop. #$@%^ NO! j/k
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Less.

No job = less to swear about.
What about traffic? That generates at least 90 percent of my impolite language.
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