Enter the Dragon
It is hilarious to me how similar cultures view certain words used arbitrarily in general conversation very differently.
No conflict with Science or karma here. One in not necessarily antithetical to the other. Some confuse science with some sort of materialism or determinism. I'm not part of the Dawkin's mindset. BTW.
Do you really believe the title of the one article 'People Who Swear May Be Happier, Healthier And More Honest' ? That's why it helps to discern and remain skeptical. There is lots of 'pop science' articles out there as well to muddy the waters even further. A huge tell is whom the article is directed at or if it is perhaps a 'feel good' article that merely skims the top of the subject matter. But then again I'm not about to read a proper dissertation on the subject either.There are also studies that prove people who swear are more intelligent
So we can find research that backs up what we wish to put out there
It has the reverse effect for me. Someone is trying to 'impress' me that it is 'fuckin great', I'm already skeptical. I need something more descriptive. If they can describe HOW it is great, then I'm less stressed about my decision.I know I would rather vape the bud that was described as "fuckin great" over the one that was called "great"
I would feel more uncomfortable if I was given the "great" bud and much happier and less stressed if I was given the "fuckin great" bud
I guess you are referring to 'context; and how Engllish is a living language. And how words that get overused, lose their impact, Or Phrases for that matter. People get desensitized to words that have their meaning stretched/watered down over time. Some people know that newer words and catch phrases, when used have a certain cache to them. So they try to shoe horn them in situations that don't really fit. You know that type of person. Then it loses it meaning for the less descriptive interpretation. And the watering down of language begins. I often will look up certain words that I use occasionally, So the mouth breathers won't dumb me down entirely. "Increase your word power". or something to that effect.Thus the need to invent new words to replace old ones, non stagnant vernacular
Young ppl grow up hearing words and they mean less, so they use different words to offend or gratify
Or how a seemingly normal phrase get's interpreted as being literal. Comedians have a wealth of material with these types of misinterpretations/misunderstandings. I've had to filter out my phrases when trying to convey something to a foreigner. And I realize as an American, how much phrases that we use that are considered commonplace.It is hilarious to me how similar cultures view certain words used arbitrarily in general conversation very differently.
I'm just riffin' bro and enjoying your input. It's all good here. Please enjoy your chill moment and don't let my loose ramblings affect you. As long as their is something entertaining and stimulating for you somewhere in this thread, then It's all good. I'm just a little engaged on the subject matter of language already. If you couldn't tell.See how I feel later, nicely chilled and enjoying my evening here.... Maybe tomorrow I'll counter BS
I'm Canadian and the use of the C word is always meant as the worst possible insult that can be directed towards a woman. It's only rarely heard and even then only in isolated groups of people.It is also positive and negative where as dick is always used negatively
CUNT is very discriminationing word in various cultures.I'm Canadian and the use of the C word is always meant as the worst possible insult that can be directed towards a woman. It's only rarely heard and even then only in isolated groups of people.
Dick on the other hand, lives right next door to me and he's an alright guy. I first learned this word in 1st grade when learning to read using the Dick and Jane reader books, such as the early classic "Fun with Dick and Jane".
God help Squiby if she ever went to my local on a Friday night . We use that word here quite liberally & it is not viewed much worse than fuck. Often it is complimentary in nature & I might describe @felvapes as a "good/mad/sick c#$t". Rather than fighting words it would be seen as me calling him a gentleman of the highest standing & all round good bloke. All to do with tone & intonation though as there are 1001 ways to tell someone they are a c#$t & let them know you mean it in a negative connotation .I'm Canadian and the use of the C word is always meant as the worst possible insult that can be directed towards a woman. It's only rarely heard and even then only in isolated groups of people.
Nothing more civil in a forum than a moderator who moderates himself.......Mod note: As for use of the C word it is generally frowned upon by staff here as we are a global forum & some countries find it a highly offensive word. Please bear that in mind before posting content that others may find vulgar or offensive.
I guess to fit in OZ, I'd have to make the C#$t-version to Aussie. I might even practice that in the mirror. Then revert back to using 'dumbass' when I'm back in the states. So that peoples ears won't burn.Come to Oz Cucky & you will hear that word used in ways you never though possible . I would say it a few times an hour especially in the car or watching a sports event. For instance if i am waving someone across a pedestrian crossing i might say to myself "c'mon c#$t hurry up".
Fuck and cunt are decent word’s in CIVILIZED nation’s!Fuck is an acronym for the biblical phrase;
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
If it's good enough for the bible, it's good enough for me.
That's funny. Thank you, @Helios.