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View Poll Results: Are replacement for cuss words the same as cuss words?
Yes, because the cuss/curse word is what you mean 13 26.53%
No, it is only wrong if you use the actual cuss/curse word 6 12.24%
Depends on the word and what you mean. 30 61.22%
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:41 PM
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Default Replacement swear words.

I once got into a conversation with someone who said using words like gosh darnit, shoot, or whatever were just as bad as using the real thing, because that is what you were implying. I am asking if you agree or disagree with that.
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Sort of like a woman I used to work with. Her brother in law was coming on to her, and she entertained the thought of it... so she did it, rasoning, "To think it is as bad as doing it."
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:59 AM
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oops. i picked the third one... i meant to pick the second one...

i dont think it matters what word you use... as long as its not the actual cuss word.

when i say things like "flippin rediculous" - i mean "flippin rediculous" - not "effin rediculous" - that doesnt even come to thought.

or even "frick" - which is a sketchy word anyways. i prefer "flip" or "pick" - haha. my grandma uses the word "pickin" - she sometimes says "that picked me right off" - so i use that...

a guy in my class... his last name is "Fricke"...
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:46 AM
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It is totally dependent on the attitude of the heart.

Did you ever stop to think taht the same word is decent and usable in another country in certain instances?

So what makes a word wrong?

The Bible says that two things are wrong, the first is that Taking the name of the Lord in vain is wrong.
This can be done in a variety of ways.

Also, we are not to allow any corrupt communication out of our mouths.

So, in order to be corrupt, it must have an evil intention behind it.
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:00 AM
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I voted yes, because it was the cuss word you meant it was the cuss word in your mind and heart, the only difference is that the substitute word has always been more socially acceptable, people can say them around children. The meaning you meant with the substitue was the meaning of the cuss word. Doeesn't make it ok.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:19 AM
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Alright, does this mean if, in any setting, these 'substitute' words are used, there might as well be no rule or stigma attached to saying the word(s) really on the speaker's mind?
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:31 PM
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Default I voted "yes" but I suppose it depends.

I know the Pastor of a church who says, "I don't give a flip what everyone else does..." I don't think he is thinking the evil thought or covering up the heavy-duty word... It's just a word he uses.

I used to know someone who had a temper and he'd throw clean words at you when clearly the bad thought was behind it...
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:55 PM
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:59 PM
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I voted "yes" but probably a year ago I would have voted for one of the other 2 options.

I think the substitute word can sound just as bad as the real cuss word when it' s said the same way. We all know what the person is wanting to say or at least thinking of.

I am trying not to use the substitute words at all and I find that it helps my speech in general in all areas. It changes the attitude, too. But this is all due to the HS - nothing from me. And I certainly am not consistent, but I'm trying.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:24 PM
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I voted that I think it depends. Even the word "OWW" could be construed as a cuss word if you hit your finger with a hammer.

God tells us that we are not to take His name in vain, but He never said we can't take a false lord's name in vain. I have been know to say "Buddah" or "Zeus" on occasion...
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