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Did you not read my previous comment? This has nothing to do with the decency of it. It is regarding the history. I swear some people cant read when they think they ought to preach instead. I don’t swear a whole ton but if I did I surely wouldn’t be worried about impressing you.
Exactly. No one is saying to use it all the time or that there are places one might want to think twice before using it, but on the other hand lighting will not strike you, and you certainly won't draw the ire of the known world if you do use it time n again.
 

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It's called profanity for a reason...It comes from the mouth of a profane person or one who has no respect for others or common decency. Use it if you will, it's not impressing anyone and offends most everyone. If you wouldn't say it to your own mother, you probably shouldn't say it!
Merriam Webster:

profane​

1 of 2

verb

pro·fane prō-ˈfān
prə-

profaned; profaning
transitive verb
1
: to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : DESECRATE
2
: to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use
profaner noun
profane
2 of 2

adjective

1
: not concerned with religion or religious purposes : SECULAR
2
: not holy because unconsecrated, impure, or defiled : UNSANCTIFIED
3
a
: serving to debase or defile what is holy : IRREVERENT
b
: OBSCENE, VULGAR
 

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Merriam Webster:

profane​

1 of 2

verb

pro·fane prō-ˈfān
prə-

profaned; profaning
transitive verb
1
: to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : DESECRATE
2
: to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use
profaner noun
profane
2 of 2

adjective

1
: not concerned with religion or religious purposes : SECULAR
2
: not holy because unconsecrated, impure, or defiled : UNSANCTIFIED
3
a
: serving to debase or defile what is holy : IRREVERENT
b
: OBSCENE, VULGAR
Nothing Holy or Religious about any of these discussion, LOL, it is what it is. Time to be concerned with real problems in the world, not ones we make up
 
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I have a strong feeling that you are joking? If you were in church I don't believe you would use foul words? It is a sign of a limited vocabulary to use filthy words . If I were to use some of the words I have heard around my mother she would wear my butt out regardless of what age I happened to be.
Exactly my point. Not joking. I don't (or at least try not to) use foul language in appropriately... But there are times when the strategic use of bad words makes a point, and as a retired member of the Naval Service specifically the USMC, I am not afraid of painting the air blue.
 

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It's called profanity for a reason...It comes from the mouth of a profane person or one who has no respect for others or common decency. Use it if you will, it's not impressing anyone and offends most everyone. If you wouldn't say it to your own mother, you probably shouldn't say it!
Concerning profanity, my mother always said “ Intelligent people can think of a better way to express themselves.”
 
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Family history has it that my grandmother's grandfather fled the British Isles after proclaiming the King of England a "whoremonger" in a public place. His pregnant wife gave birth on the ship. Kinda sorta depends on whom those fighting words offend and where they're uttered/published as to what happens next.

So...should re-enactors, in their persona, strive to mimic the language of the era they portray during public events? Including appropriate colorful speech?
 

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Exactly my point. Not joking. I don't (or at least try not to) use foul language in appropriately... But there are times when the strategic use of bad words makes a point, and as a retired member of the Naval Service specifically the USMC, I am not afraid of painting the air blue.
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I've read/heard.
And while there were things the Hollywood folks knew about within their own circles, it didn't seem to reach the mainstream public knowledge.
I think a lot of those guys had two different personalities, real life and their public character. A much better job was done then of keeping the public image of some of them clean than it is now.
Eighteenth century the cool debate question would you rather have your wife known to be pure while the world saw her as a tart, or known to you to be a tart while the world thought her pure
Today it’s almost a reverse
Would you fear your wife being thought a tart when it wasn’t true?
 

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Eighteenth century the cool debate question would you rather have your wife known to be pure while the world saw her as a tart, or known to you to be a tart while the world thought her pure
Today it’s almost a reverse
Would you fear your wife being thought a tart when it wasn’t true?
No. not really, because I really do not give a rats arse what other people think!
 
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Exactly my point. Not joking. I don't (or at least try not to) use foul language in appropriately... But there are times when the strategic use of bad words makes a point, and as a retired member of the Naval Service specifically the USMC, I am not afraid of painting the air blue.
Swearing relieves stress
That’s not a joke
When you see a pack of animals often some times one crowds another. The first ‘bares his teeth’ the second backs down. Displeasure is expressed with out violence.
I think swearing feels that spot for people
 

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Swearing relieves stress
That’s not a joke
When you see a pack of animals often some times one crowds another. The first ‘bares his teeth’ the second backs down. Displeasure is expressed with out violence.
I think swearing feels that spot for people
I was never much for swearing because i was just not around it much and never felt the need, it just never came up in most conversations, but then again, i do not consider some one who says "oh Hejj" or "Jesus"!!, or "Damn" as swearing, I consider that person to be expressing their true feelings! Their is swearing and then there is swearing and if you do not know the difference then I can't help you nor can anyone else probably.
 

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Eighteenth century the cool debate question would you rather have your wife known to be pure while the world saw her as a tart, or known to you to be a tart while the world thought her pure
Today it’s almost a reverse
Would you fear your wife being thought a tart when it wasn’t true?
Since it was the Eighteenth century , I assume if you did not get the answer you liked, you just shot the sucker and moved on?:dunno:
 
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No. not really, because I really do not give a rats arse what other people think!
But you’ve been taught that way socially. Mrs Grundy was a powerful force, even in Free America
Tch, tch,tch, was a real whip,
Your name is Mudd!!! What will the town think???
Unfortunately even today teens are suicide because of a statement on Twitter
Always have clean underwear in case your in an accident
As a nurse I can tell you we make fun of people with blood, urine and poop all over a trauma’s underwear if the soiling is on dirty underwear
 

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But you’ve been taught that way socially. Mrs Grundy was a powerful force, even in Free America
Tch, tch,tch, was a real whip,
Your name is Mudd!!! What will the town think???
Unfortunately even today teens are suicide because of a statement on Twitter
Always have clean underwear in case your in an accident
As a nurse I can tell you we make fun of people with blood, urine and poop all over a trauma’s underwear if the soiling is on dirty underwear
Well, that is interesting ,but once you start caring what other people think, it never ends. The next thing you know, they will want you to be sociable and charming too??/!:doh:
 
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