Posted by Victor on November 14, 2001 at 08:40:54:
In Reply to: language posted by Dot on November 14, 2001 at 03:35:22:
words that we were taught were vulgar and intended to have a shock value. Vulgar also means common, or in this case, common usuage, and thus, if used commonly, they fail to have the intended shock value. The F word was actually an acronym implying fornication unsolicted coupling corruption, but was in Latin, been too long since I read the Latin phrase the F word to recall it, but is was used in any early religous court of law.
It's common use hardly implies sexual relations. words like bastard means an ill fitting part, bitch implies difficulty or a female dog, female and male are constanting used in the trade to identify components that can be mated such as electrical connectors.
More destructive of the actual words themselves is when even non-vulgar words are grouped in a sentence to attack or demean a person. Fortunately you don't find too much of this on this board. Ironically the FCC permitted the use of God's name in vain over the airways which many found more offensive than the common vulgar words that are still probidden except on pay channels.
For evey cuss word there is a synonym, it's okay to say feces, manure, but not to say shit, but they all have the same identical meaning and provide the same thought. When in pain, it's just as easy to say the lord instead of the F word. Ha, even typing the F word implies fuck, it's okay to say F word on TV but not say fuck, the meanings are identical, we live in a hypocritical society.
Just hope no one on this board verbally attacks another person, regardless of the words used.
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