Can Christians cuss?

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Re: Can Christians cuss?

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Post by Philip » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:00 am

I'm pretty sure the standard for knowing what words are inappropriate, and which aren't, comes from George Carlin's "The 7 Words You Can't Say On TV".
Clearly, that bit was written before cable!

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Re: Can Christians cuss?

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:39 am

Kurieuo wrote:What are "swear words"? That is, don't list them out, but rather what makes a "word" a "swear word"? For example, is it because they're related to faeces or sex, or is it the "dirtiness" associated with them that makes such swear words?

For example, why is "poo" not a swear word, whereas s#!t will raise eyebrows? My son didn't understand why it was a swear word, which made it interesting for me trying to answer.
I think it's the tone and strenth that makes it a cuss word or not. My mom was raised where dang was a cuss word, nowadays da*n is often thought to be ok. Both have similar meanings, but dang is usually a milder form.

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