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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 01:56 PM

I always thought it was God Damn that was considered curse words

But apparently according to rapist loving Christian's, Damn alone is taboo.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/12/us/one-million-moms-burger-king-cursing/index.html

Who knew?

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Reply I always thought it was God Damn that was considered curse words (Original post)
edhopper Jan 2020 OP
dchill Jan 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2020 #2
LakeArenal Jan 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2020 #4
LakeArenal Jan 2020 #5
The Genealogist Feb 2020 #9
rurallib Feb 2020 #10
Backseat Driver Jan 2020 #6
Midnight Writer Jan 2020 #7
Iggo Feb 2020 #12
Igel Jan 2020 #8
Iggo Feb 2020 #11

Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 01:59 PM

1. I'm glad to know that, god damn it!

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 02:04 PM

2. When I was a kid I was not allowed to say "damn,"

or "hell," or especially "goddamn." My family was not at all religious but those words were considered vulgar and nice people didn't say them.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 02:06 PM

3. I wasn't even allowed to say shut up.

Times do change.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 02:07 PM

4. That, too. "Shut up" was very rude and I'd be reprimanded

if I said it to my little brother, which I did often.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 02:15 PM

5. Unknowingly my mother suffered from mental illnes

Forever.
They didnít know how to treat her so they filled her up with Valium. She was very temperamental. Once at about 11 I told her I hated her during a heated argument.

She pretty much went off the deep end. I can tell you I never said I hated anyone after that she scared (scarred) me that much.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:55 AM

9. Reminded me of my grandma's view on the subject

There were certain words that one didn't say because they were vulgar--common--and it was beneath a nice person's station in life to use them.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:13 PM

10. Damn was verboten in our house - God Damn even moreso

Then the government built a dam outside of town and at @ 7YO I was kind of confused.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 02:20 PM

6. Yep, I knew - A Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor once

told me that any words that replace GD, including that acronym, would be breaking the commandment to refrain from taking the name of the Lord in vain, i.e., Gosh Darn it, Gee whiz, Dang it all, Holy Smoke, etc...

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 03:29 PM

7. 70 years ago my brother called me a dumb ass in front of my parents.

He still talks about the whipping he got.

Of course, he blames me, because if I wasn't a dumb ass he wouldn't have said it.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:56 PM

8. There are numerous categories.

Cursing somebody is asking, even implicitly, that God judge and punish them or at treat them badly. "Damn you" has "God" buried in the meaning, since ultimate judgment isn't up to man. "Damn" is "condemn" (same -demn bit in there), and you're basically asking God to revoke somebody's salvation and sentence them to hell for eternity.

Taking God's name in vain is just using his name in a way that makes no reference to him per se or involves him. "God, that toilet needs cleaning." I'm sure that in saying that, you'd not be telling God anything that he either didn't know or had no interest in knowing. It's abuse of the name, not the person. In the interests of not engaging in this completely by accident, some write "G-d" just in case somebody abuses the name--perhaps by spilling coffee on the paper. It's like saying "al hamdu lillah" over and over, it becomes a meaningless express. So I knew atheists who learned and used it but would never, in English, permit "God bless you" for a sneeze or "thank God" to be left unchallenged; and who were greatly chagrined to learn that they'd been saying "praise to God", and then okay with it since the divinity-portion of the phrase was bleached to meaninglessness.

Blasphemy is another kettle of fish, and that's insulting God.

Profanity would be a fourth thing, and that's just using words that are profane, often scatological. "Hey, dickhead, what the hell you asshole doing fucking with that shit for?" No cursing, no taking God's name in vain, no blasphemy. Just being crude for the sheer sake of being offensive, showing anger, often exaggerated and uncalled for, at people just because they are.

Then there are truly taboo words, where you can't even quote other people's use of them or say, "Okay, team, don't ever say _____" without being accused of insulting vast numbers of people with obvious intent to wound. Unless, of course, you're admitted to the club of those authorized to say it because you're beyond judgment.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 01:26 AM

11. Well, god damn.

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