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Do you? I used to, and I still do more then I should trying to cut the habit though, it tells other people a lot about yourself.

It's not "cool" or anything.. just makes you look socially nervous.
 

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I've recently tried to reduce my swearing. I think I picked up the habit over time to project a certain aggressiveness I didn't feel due to the anxiety.

But I've found that percussive swearing sounds negative, it's filled with tension even when your tone is light, and I didn't enjoy hearing it from others, so why do it myself.

After I stopped swearing as often I've found I'm less negative in general. Some will blow it off as being silly, they're 'just words', but I really think it has an impact on the way we're perceived- but more importantly, how we perceive ourselves.
 

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No I don't...never have and never will. If I'm ever around anyone who does even a little I get tense and more nervous. :um
 

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I am really good at not swearing around women at least. (Mostly because I don't talk to them that much >_<). Other than that I like being more creative in my word choice lol.
 

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I drop the occasional f-bomb and generally don't mind when other people do. Only with people I'm very comfortable with though....and I'd never swear to an elder or superior (it's a respect thing).
Random people who swear every second word make me uncomfortable.
 

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I hardly ever swear, I just see no use for it when I can find another word, or phrase, to express whatever I'm trying to express.
I do occasionally swear, just because it slips out before I can really think about it. Or even sometimes, just to amuse myself, as I know I'm not the type to swear a lot.
 

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Only when my bf is swearing his guts out, I dont like it. I think it makes people look ugly when they use certain swear words.
 

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I never swear, I'm afraid that people will think I do it to look "cool". If a person swears I doubt we will ever become friends. To me swearing is like saying "don't play on my nerves or I'll kick your ***", showing some "advantage", I don't know :um
I'm very sensetive to words and sounds
 

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HAHA i never understood why people care about cussing. I cuss all the time, i have control though. I cuss out of anger, laughter, idk. I like cuss words, they are powerful
 

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I swear all the time. But only with people I am familiar with. Its just the way some people talk. I dont find swearing offensive; I find ignorance, racism, sexism etc offensive. There are so much worse things than saying ****.
 

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I wish I felt comfortable arround other people to swear..I read somewhere then when people are comfortable talking like this when together, it makes for a stronger friendship...cause there is a kind of trust there..
 

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I don't find swearing offensive. I think people in this country are way too uptight about just about everything. They're just words. I went to Europe and the public TV channels have F-bombs and nudity. Swearing was casual and commonplace at any streetcorner. Magazine stands had porn and even the some of the newspapers had nudity. Over here, Janet Jackson's pastie gets exposed, or someone slips an F-bomb, and the FCC and a million viewers flip out. It's so ridiculous it's actually funny.

Furthermore, people who take offense to racists, sexists, etc. are giving those people's opinions way too much credit. Why care what a bigot thinks? Let them say those things and sound like an ignorant fool. I am white, male, Irish and English background. Call me a "Mick", a "Cracker", or hate on men and I will just laugh. I never understood why people get so offended by morons' meaningless opinions. What does bother me are the double standards which haven't gone away, but that is for another thread I suppose.
 

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I wasn't speaking in a sense of it being right or wrong. I just meant like how people perceive your mentality.

Like the skinny little guy, who swears every sentence but is usually really quite and timid.
 

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No, I don't.

I'm worried if I do, or if I'm with people that do, that others will percieve me as rude or obnoxious or inconsiderate.
 

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I used to swear lots but not much anymore, usually only in frustration here & there. I think it's unbecoming of someone to swear every second word, it takes away from their character most times. That said I think swear words are at times the most expressive of words. Saying **** can really convey a lot in certain situations
 

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Swearing makes a person sound less intelligent imo, if it's all the time. And it literally hurts my ears and I feel the need to get away.
 

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It's f###ing disgusting to swear!

My aunt (dads sister) used to swear every other word, I'm not kidding! Every word would be f this f that.

I do find that when i am depressed i get frustrated and i swear to myself mainly.
 

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There is such a thing as too much swearing? I do it all the bleeping time. It helps express how I feel, which is anything but happy.
 

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Nah I barely swear, only if I'm really angry. but if i am angry i do try to prevent myself from swearing. I don't say the really bad, rude swearwords anyway...just bl**dy lol
 
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