Originally Posted by Rosie
Have to say that I agree with you Martijn. There is a school of thought here that says people who swear a lot do it because they don't have the brain or education to have an extensive enough vocabulary to think of using other words.
The same "school of thought" also spoke of racial ties to intelligence, until fairly recently. The moral of the story? The "school of thought" doesn't always make a lot of sense.
To assume that somebody curses because they don't have a large vocabulary is judgemental ignorance. Plain and simple. I've had more than one professor curse in class before and I can assure you that intelligence was not their problem.
Yes, some low class individuals do make a habit of saying "fuck" every other word, and they do indeed lack an extensive vocabulary. However, to stereotype everybody who curses based on the results of a few is... all together now... judgemental ignorance!
Yes - of course - everyone swears occasionally (when you hurt yourself or have an accident for example) but extensive use of obscenities on a Forum like this is totally unnecessary in my opinion.
Extensive use of obsenities anywhere is unnecessary, imo. I don't like to listen to or read people who use "fuck" every other word either. My problems with CCC have not been related to that at all. They've been with him being extremely patronizing to people who happen to let one or two curse words slip over the course of a conversation. So, by saying you don't like when people curse extensively, you don't necessarily agree with him on the matter that he and I were discussing.
When somebody comes at you with "you only swear because you aren't smart! boo! take that!", you might as well end the argument right there, because they apparently no longer have any material with which to work. Or, if they do, they aren't willing to share it. So why bother?
Call me old-fashioned but I don't use the f*** or c*** words in normal conversation and I don't want to read them or see them directed at me or anyone else on a Forum like this. It just shows a total lack of class and respect and I hate it. Just my opinion anyway.
I never claimed that it wasn't rude