Do you think swear words are necessary?

Do you think swear words are necessary?

This question has bothered me since the age of 7. What do you think?

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timx3who
I don't think that swear words are necessary, but i think we should have words that aren't offensive, but we can say when we're mad.
Quizzically_good
on July 20, 2016
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Straightajonah
agreed
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on October 26, 2015
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greenylover64
Yeah.
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on June 19, 2015
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threebeltking
Me too!
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on December 27, 2014
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on December 12, 2014
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rrnnpp
My mom always says that people only swear because they're not clever enough to think of a better word. All the kids I know my age think swearing is 'cool' if they're cool then I don't wanna be it
Letsago
Tell them: "Cool stand for: Constipated, Overrated, Out of style, Loser!". :D
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on November 13, 2015
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JayCity02
My friends ask Me why I don't cuss
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threebeltking
Yes, that happens to me to.
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on December 12, 2014
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on December 08, 2014
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magic101
Very true
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
I mean, I say the part about not being clever enough to think of another word all the time.
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on December 11, 2014
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GalacticBiRavenclaw
Me too! I say that all the time!
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on December 11, 2014
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threebeltking
I totally agree with you and your mom.
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on December 07, 2014
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MockingjayDistrict
Not really. If you drop something on the floor, you can just say shoot instead of s***. Kids at my school swear every-other word and not only is it stupid but it's also annoying. Honestly swearing makes you seem as though you're trying too hard. Also swearing can hurt others or make them uncomfortable.
Straightajonah
ikr shoot definitely works in any scenario were you can say the other word!
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Straightajonah
as long as freak in stead of wtf* just say wt freak, i know its not amazing, but better than the other word, and darn for d and yeah
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on October 26, 2015
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on December 09, 2014
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Celia_Bowen
While not technically 'necessary', there will always be words that will be labelled as ruder than others and that some people will take strong offence to. Personally I think that overusing them takes the intensity out of them so while I will swear, I will only do it when my emotion is strong and passionate to match up to the words that I use.
Swearing in every second sentence though is not necassary and in my opinion stupid. Find better words.
on December 08, 2014
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Sombra
I think that smaller cuss words (such as damn) are necessary because people need some sort of verbal way to convey emotion. However, major cuss words are not necessary.
on December 07, 2014
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SnowClan
To be honest I think it's kind of weird that there are words that we're not supposed to say. If they're so bad why would you create them? I'm not lying, I swear a fair amount (especially online •__• ) but that's not to be offensive or anything
on June 20, 2015
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The_Demigod_Timelord_Wizard
No! Why cuss at someone when you can simply use a fandom related insult?!?!!
threebeltking
that is now my favourite thing anyone has ever posted on feast in the whole year and a half I've been here! (i don't swear either)
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FoxInSpace
I dont either if i get mad i block it
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on April 26, 2015
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threebeltking
ok, i am just going to say.... TIME LORD WIZARDS!!!!:D
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on March 23, 2015
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threebeltking
I KNOW!!!!
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on March 23, 2015
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The_Demigod_Timelord_Wizard
WE R SO SIMILAR!ITS CREEPY!
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on March 23, 2015
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on March 21, 2015
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threebeltking
No way. I really hate swear words. I've never said one and hope I won't. In fact I'm so anti-swear words that my fingers twitch subcontiously when ever someone swears. Al though, I think that if swear words weren't here they'd invent some other crude, offensive, racist, sexist words.
FoxInSpace
*picture of a scared pug* She said it so powerfully...
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on June 22, 2015
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magic101
I agree
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Stardancer
Agreed
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on June 21, 2015
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on December 06, 2014
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OneWeekAtKeishas
no but they are pretty damn fun to say
on January 01, 2017
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TrashCow
Of course they're not necessary. That doesn't mean they shouldn't exist, though. I mean, internet isn't necessary. Entertainment isn't necessary. Fun in general isn't even necessary.
Veiled
In theory, absolutely nothing is necessary... (Why the heck does the world exist?)
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on December 31, 2016
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Marvel_Gleek
Better than physical abuse, but it's not necessary most of the time.
hotanimallover101
then when do you think it is appropriate because if you shouldn't use it all the time then why should you use it once? If it's to get the point across don't you think their is a more productive more mature way to handle things? rather than cursing to make people or animals scared, and not do something. If so then maybe you should take a parenting class and learn See More▼
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on December 19, 2015
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Elleyd
F*ck yea. Ok, ok I'm kidding. I have no problem with swear words. I just consider them REALLY powerful words with a lot of meaning behind them. I don't think it's about being clever or smart or classy, I think it's about showing extreme emotion and just those emotions scare people and that's why they're "bad."
on July 20, 2015
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Kumiko_fukui
I only swear when I'm extremely agitated or mad. I don't think they should be used as casually as they are nowadays but we shouldn't stop saying them altogether
on December 12, 2014
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JeweledOwl812
No, definitely not. Wouldn't it be better (and funnier) to say, "You long-footed maggot!" compared to "You B****!" Shakespearian insults FTW!
vive_la_revolution
Yeah! Shakespeare is honey-tongued! :p
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on June 14, 2015
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threebeltking
I sometimes use Star Wars insults and call people a nerf herder or a slippery dug. They then just call me a nerd or stare at me profoundly.
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Veiled
I would be one of the people staring at ya too.
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on July 25, 2016
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Lapis10for
Truly if they understood those insults than there nerds too and that is a good way of swearing
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on July 24, 2016
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threebeltking
@daughterofjupiter, thanks ^^
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on June 18, 2015
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daughterofjupiter
* stare
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on June 17, 2015
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Raven_Rebel3423
nopeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on December 04, 2014
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Times_Still_Ticking
I guess to make a point maybe
but constantly using swear words like how my brother is always doing is not necessary what so ever
and this is coming from an 18 year old
swearing all the time is unnecessary
to make a point is okay i guess, but don't use the excuse that you're trying to make a point just so you can cuss all the time like my stupid brother
on October 29, 2018
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seal86643
Defiantly not. The words just make people feel bad and should not be accepted. People thinks it makes them "cool" but really just illiterate. Swear words should not be tolerated guys. What's happening with society?
patatodapotato
I don't know? I scream when I hear a swear word as I get triggered. Never trigger me or else your ears will hurt
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on October 29, 2018
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Cannibalistic.Sweets
Society was already fücked up in the beginning and swear words are just another way of expressing things even when you're not mad
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patatodapotato
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Don't trigger me again
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on October 29, 2018
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ThreeBirds
This is a hard question, as most people see different words differently. For example, a swear said in a language you don't know would mean nothing to you, because you wouldn't know what they said. It's like that, except speaking the same language. For example (again), someone might not see the alternative for check as a swear for whatever reason, and someone else could see it like a swear. It really depends on what each individual thinks.
ThreeBirds
*heck (lol, thanks autocorrect)
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orangeade
on October 08, 2016
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Katrissa_is_real
on December 20, 2015
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hotanimallover101
Swear words can be vary offensive, plus they enter hatred in your heat. It's better to add peace to the mind. You do have you're agency to choose, but remember bad habits are hard to brake. It is totally up to you to choose just remember if you start it's hard to go back and turn around so choose appropriately and make the choice that best benefits you. Although I highly recommend not to, and I'll say it once more the choice is yours!
vive_la_revolution
But what makes bad words so bad? I think that it depends on who you're with; some people don't and and others do.
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on December 19, 2015
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on December 19, 2015
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Jemmabeans14
No, especially when you are around smaller children because than you are teaching them that it is okay to use swear words and it really is not.
on July 24, 2015
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Oshsee
No! >:)
on April 26, 2015
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bluebear0914
No. Swear words are probably just used for people to amplify an emotion or feeling using a word that is usually not used to describe that.
on March 19, 2015
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magic101
No, they are not. People use them randomly and to offend others and that's just rude! People say it a to 'express themselves', but there are hundreds of other words you can say! They not necessary at all!
on December 06, 2014
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eieio
No. People need self control and wisdom, maybe, because, it makes them sound ignorant and they need to word things wisely.
on December 03, 2014
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Lamb1
no just one more thing that makes you sound disrespectful and unattractive
on September 06, 2013
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JKRowling
I don't want to be mean but think about it. The only reason people use those words is because they are angry. What purpose do they have? They don't make you feel good and they don't solve problems. All they do is make your language dirty and sometimes hurt others. they really aren't necessary even in bad situations.
daughterofjupiter
That's true many people in my class do that
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on June 17, 2015
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threebeltking
I totally agree!
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on December 27, 2014
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Wyld_Katz
Totes agree
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threebeltking
I all ways find it weird when people say 'totes' it makes me think of turtles.:p
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QuizTaker101
I TOTALLY agree with this answer. U shud b mor respectful of the ppl around u. Cuz chances r, a lot of ppl DON'T enjoy hearing that stuf. I know I don't its kinda like smoking.
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on October 07, 2013
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Beauty784
People just came up with it an its not necessary at all. -__-
threebeltking
I agree.
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on December 27, 2014
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HellRaiserPrincess
No, there not necessarily. Using them, just makes things worse and make you into a person you are not. People just use them to either make a point/fight, also they say them to make it sound like their "cool". And also, they may use them in terms to get their anger out, but NO their not necessarily.
on April 29, 2013
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