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How often do you use swear words?

Did you know that the average American utters between 80-90 swear words every day? If you break it down, that’s about five swear words each hour! We won’t sum up the whole thing, but this article from Insider is incredibly fascinating. Did you know that swearing can actually be good for you?

Do you use swear words in your vocabulary? And if so, how often? Tell us below in today’s poll. Thanks!

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Bob Weinfurt
28 days ago

There are usually specific words that fit the task I’m doing at the time.
I can and do curb my use of a lot of words, especially around kids.

Last edited 28 days ago by Bob Weinfurt
bull
28 days ago

Why would you not use all those good swear words to help illustrate your point?

It helps others easily continue to understand why they have always had such low opinion of you!

Uncle Swags
28 days ago

Where I was born and raised we never called them swear words but you may have heard some based on your definition. It’s where George Carlin learned those 7 words. And although it’s a sign of laziness it gets your point across with many people who don’t understand big words.

Butch
28 days ago

I grew up in coal mining camps in West Virginia, moved on to college, then the US Navy. Years in customer service taught me to speak in polite company. However I can use the F work like a comma, and string curses together in a mosaic of obscenity that stuns most listeners.
Happy F’n New Years! 😉

Bob Weinfurt
28 days ago
Reply to  Butch

Check out “The universal adjective” song on youtube.

Tom
1 month ago

I did while in the service but once while on leave my dad told me swearing shows you lack the intelligence.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom
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Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Hi, Tom. I think I heard my dad swear twice in my life. With three daughters, he and my mom didn’t want us picking up bad words. But when I was about 10, I used the word “crap” a couple of times, and my mild-mannered mom said, quietly, “That’s not a very nice word.” I felt so bad that it bothered her, that was the end of my “potty mouth.” And I remember it very vividly, 66 years later! I hope you and yours have a healthy and excellent 2023! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Diane M
1 month ago

Never ever. I find swearing to be insulting to those who have to hear it, damaging to children, and evidence of poor judgment. It’s just ugly and rude.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

This is something the Lord delivered me from when I gave my life over to Him. My grandfather used to say to us that swearing show you lack the intelligence to express yourself in a civil manner.

Last edited 1 month ago by Roy Davis
Tom
1 month ago

I started camping in 2016 and have been shocked at how campers use vulgar language with no reason to use it and that they use it when children are there too.

DW/ND
1 month ago

I slipped one day several years ago – saying Hxxl or Dxxn while visiting with my pastor! I excused myself and he replied, “Well, it is just a word – nothing wrong with it – UNLESS you use those words in anger!” One of those “lessons” I remember!

KellyR
1 month ago

Language is basically used only when I decide to introduce my hammer to my thumb. Right thumb and hammer get along fine but for some reason the hammer does not like the left thumb. Wrenches do not like my knuckles. When those tools act up then my mouth cusses’ my brain.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

I’m retired Navy. What the F@$& do you think?!?
(Seriously, though, I make sure I am aware of my surroundings. I try my best not to go ‘full Bosuns Mate’ around women and children.)

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeff Craig
Alpenliter
1 month ago

While known to hurl expletives during a taxing project, I rarely use them in normal conversations. What appalls me the most, however, is people using foul language in the presence of children. I will call them out on it which I’m sure will eventually result in my getting assaulted upon…

Leslie Smith
1 month ago

Never!! That was the way I was raised. I never heard swearing from my parents.

Diane M
1 month ago
Reply to  Leslie Smith

Same!

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Rarely, working on never. When I worked I was pretty bad, but never used in public, or while with family. When the first grandchild came along decided to totally remove so I wouldn’t slip. Now, cringe when I hear people who use it in public & am embarrassed I used it at all. At some point it has absolutely no meaning as it is used so frequently.

Ozzie
1 month ago

I swear so $%^& much there should be a @#$*& poll option with my $#*&@ name on it.

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Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Ozzie

😆 Thanks for bleeping yourself, Ozzie. I hope you and yours have a healthy and terrific 2023. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Wayne
1 month ago

Not sure I meet the 90 times a day criteria. I will cuss a politician in a heart beat. And doles on public welfare stories can elicit some fierce words. And an unintentionally bump my head on something creates real bad words.

Skip
1 month ago

Ok often. Second language I picked up in the military over 20 years. But, watch closely in mixed company when working for and with the public. I think I swear more at myself for screwing something, forgetting than other people for their stupid actions then the excuse I use it was constructive criticism.

rltwellman@gmail.com
1 month ago

I guess I’ve actually mellowed out since my younger days as an auto mechanic. I only swear on rare occasions now and almost never in anger, just as a calm statement of emphasis. Don’t get me wrong, I can still cut loose when extremely irritated, but that happens about once every few years and I immediately feel bad for losing my cool.

Snayte
1 month ago

I feel like one option should have read

All the $*(@)%&^ time!

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Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Snayte

😆 Maybe it was wishful thinking on the part of whoever put the poll together. Have a healthy and happy 2023, Snayte. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Bill K
1 month ago

The poll should be further sub-divided into 2 groups: When working on the RV and when not!

Pat
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill K

So very true!

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