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Offline Alex

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« on: April 11, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
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  • I see quite a few members here use the words DAMN (such as "not a damn thing") and HELL (such as, "what the hell....").

    Should we really be using these words when we talk. Such words were even once forbidden to be used on TV.

    Offline Telesphorus

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    « Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 09:40:15 PM »
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    I see quite a few members here use the words DAMN (such as "not a damn thing") and HELL (such as, "what the hell....").

    Should we really be using these words when we talk. Such words were even once forbidden to be used on TV.


    You're right.  It should be constrained.  Although often it's done without thought, in a forum environment, there's ample time to correct it.


    Offline LaramieHirsch

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    « Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:58:30 PM »
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  • I wish I could clean up my language in real life.
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    Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct.  - Aristotle

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    « Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 01:52:22 AM »
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    I wish I could clean up my language in real life.


    Ditto here.

    Offline Graham

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    « Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 08:26:36 AM »
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  • I noticed recently that while I hardly ever swear out loud, I swear frequently and casually in my thoughts. It's one of those things where you overlook the obvious for a long time.


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    « Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 07:11:04 PM »
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  • Quote from: Alex
    I see quite a few members here use the words DAMN (such as "not a damn thing") and HELL (such as, "what the hell....").

    Should we really be using these words when we talk. Such words were even once forbidden to be used on TV.
    Seems a bit puritanical but I would agree with keeping vulgarity in check to a degree. As I was always taught, frequent use of vulgar words shows a lack of intelligence or ignorance.

    But also some fringe "swear" words used in the right context in can help express passion in driving home a point or sometimes in genuine humor the words are meaningless.

    The word Hell BTW comes from the pagan Norse mythology I believe.

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    « Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 07:15:07 PM »
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  • Quote from: Francisco
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    I wish I could clean up my language in real life.


    Ditto here.


    Yes- this is a big struggle of mine. Sometimes I'm so concentrated on battling 'bigger issues' in my spiritual life, that I forget how bad this can make me look to others who know I'm Catholic.

     

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