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Old 06-28-2019, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I only swear if something catastrophic occurs, like when I take 2 eggs from the refrigerator, set them on the counter, and one rolls off onto my carpeted kitchen floor. For that, I'll swear loud enough for my immediate neighbors to hear, hoping they'll come over, give me a hug, and say: It's gonna be OK! You'll recover from this eventually! And, prayerfully, they may even clean up the egg off the carpet, so I don't have to bend down, or get on my hands and knees to clean it up!

I stopped watching television and televised news years ago, so that cuts it down immeasurably. Imagine if I was still watching televised news and some older man with orange/blond hair appeared on the news!!!! With a steady stream of swear words, my roommate would have to put earplugs into his ears!

How about you? And what gets you to swearing today, loudly or more silently?
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:21 AM
 
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....How about you? And what gets you to swearing today, loudly or more silently?
I lived in a rough neighborhood for years, and I still have the mouth I acquired there. Some of the curses I heard on a daily basis were true art. For example, injunctions hurled at a person to go have unnatural sex with their grandmother's corpse. You really would have to work to beat that one. The F-word was simply a punctuation mark in your sentences.

When I am alone at home I often deliver arias of foul fury at some piece of stupidity I have managed to accomplish. But I do not use this language outside of home, except with my best friend who was raised in East London and has heard the English version of this language.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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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.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:15 AM
 
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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.

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.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Over two decades working for the Navy left me with a spectacular vocabulary for swearing. My 2nd in command boss's nickname for me was **** (word for poop). Every time I showed up at his office door he would say "****, now, what?" so it became a standing joke between us. And no, I wasn't offended; he was a grizzled old Marine Col who flew experimental helicopters and kept a spit cup on his desk. I loved the guy. Anyway, as a legacy of my Navy career, I have to be really careful now at garden club meetings and similar ladylike events not to blurt out something scatological when someone makes a really dumb suggestion.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:04 AM
 
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I swear about the same, as I did when I was a teen.....not very much. It was frowned upon, when I was growing up. Mom would give Dad the look.....whenever he said sh$t. He never said the F word.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:16 AM
 
Location: RVA
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Less, since I am around DW more. I worked with a LOT of, err, rougher craft types. If you couldn’t handle the language, the job didn’t get done. You had to be seen as “one of them” not a corporate stooge.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My Dad was a swear-aholic, and a loud one at that, and the neighbors just got used to it over the years, and he could swear over the littlest things. When my Dad would go on one of his swearing streaks, my mother would take me aside and say: Just listen to him carrying on in the garage! You ever use that kind of vocabulary, you'll be joining your Father in hell some day!

Big choice: Forsake that kind of vocabulary and join my Mother in Heaven or join my Dad one day!
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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I worked in a profession where everybody swore all the time. When I left that line of work, my swearing went down. Where I am employed now hardly anybody swears, and I am grateful. It has broken me of the swearing habit.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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How about you? And what gets you to swearing today, loudly or more silently?
Usually only when I open another idiotic thread in the Retirement Forum. In other words, I've been swearing more and more lately.
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