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Sure the vast majority of us do it, and have done it for a very long time. I am a king at it in the right place. SWEARING that is.

I often hear children swear in public places and cringe. Not so often with adults, as it rarely happens.
Why is this?

Ok I'll come clean I am a Manual Arts teacher and curious. I'm not an old crusty bastard with a straight edge pointed at your arse if you swear, but would others agree there is a time and a place. I drag the swearers after a reasonable amount of warnings and explain to them that if you are going to swear like an adult then be mature enough to know when to swear or not. At a funeral, at Nannas house, in class etc, you get the idea.
I think this might start from home.

How old do you think children should be before they are exposed to swearing. Lets face it most of it goes over their head until about six. After that they hear everything and want to be one of the cool crew.

I just try and set some realistic boundaries for some of these kids so they don't look like dick heads in the future.

Are we really responsible.

I to have a 10 yr old. ( that respects shed words, but wont swear herself.) At the mo


What do you guys think?
 

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As long as they're not swearing as a deliberate act of rebellion or to piss someone off, I don't care if anyone swears. If they drop fu*k or cu*t into a conversation, so what. If they yell "cu*t" into a microphone at JB Hi-Fi so everyone hears them, then I (and the store manager) get pissed off at them and escort them outside.

But if they're a scum bag who's habit it is to use fu*k in every sentence, I don't even think its abnormal.
 
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It comes from the home. If parents don't swear or blaspheme the kids won't either. Low-class people swear. Don't be coy about it. Dirtbags are dirtbags.

'Hey, Tyson and Norris, stop swearing at Charlot or you'se will turn into league players when you grow up, and stop trying to do that other thing to her as well.'
 

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My two boys are 14 and 8.

Recently I decided that the youngest is old enough to start watching films with swearing in them, so films like Predator, because he LOVES action films - and the only thing stopping me putting them on was the language.

So we had a little chat and he comes straight out with "I know most of the words already, and I don't say them"...

So that was that. Aliens followed Predator btw ;)

My 14yo is testing the waters, we've had knob and possibly for the first time tonight he may have said twat... could have been twit though. In our own home, just me and him, I'm ok with low level profanity.

Billy Connolly said - "F'k ( for reasons of forum editing ;) ) is such and expressive word!" A guy I worked with once described a car as "that F'er F'ing goes like F!". 50% of that sentence is French Connection UK, but we all know exactly what he means :)
 

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I'm with you Franky, there's a time and place, I was raised by my grandmother so there was no swearing at home and respect for elders and the opposite sex was held in high regard, but you learn to swear at school anyway so being a Jekyl and Hyde became normality.

I left home young and went into a workplace at Port Kembla AIS that lived and breathed swearing.

Cut a long story short I moved city and industry, then later became a middle manager attending meetings with both sexes and the old upbringing standards kicked in again, I can turn it on and off, but I will not swear in the presence of Ladies, this is something alien to me.

Sadly the respect we knew seems to be a thing of the past and no one cares. I know that may be alien to some on here but that's what an upbringing in a different generation does and personally I miss it.
 

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I went into the tattersalls yesterday to check my card,
he demanded my tickets because I won something !

I said " well fk me, its been a fkn while"

He said, " oi, no swearing " laughingly

my reply was, fkn hurry up you fk, and hand over my fkn money !!

so moral of my story, is , I didn't swear .
 

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I went into the tattersalls yesterday to check my card,
he demanded my tickets because I won something !

I said " well fk me, its been a fkn while"

He said, " oi, no swearing " laughingly

my reply was, fkn hurry up you fk, and hand over my fkn money !!

so moral of my story, is , I didn't swear .
Nice one Goat boy.

LOLLLL

How does that work? Were you talking to him via text. Sounds like swearing to me. May be I'm just a dumb f#ck.

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I'm not saying don't swear at all. Quite from it. I think it has its place and I wouldn't stop doing it. When you find someone or a group of people you can swear with, it makes the day, the dinner out or Christmas lunch more bearable. All be it usually isolated in a corner. But lets face it we usually drag ourselves into that corner so we can have a proper chat.

Do kids work this stuff out by themselves? After 20 years of teaching I don't think so if they are left to their own devices. They are kids after all.

Respect was never in our vocabulary as a kid unless taught, so what's the diff.
 

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My old man and granddad swore like troopers (as most bushies do) and could turn a bar blue when they were on the turps (usually while clearing out a bar), but they did not swear in front of women or kids and nor do I.

It is how one was brought up old boy ...

Any other time, I also follow the troopers lead.
 
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The F-Word,
"one of the most versatile words"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG_TNYTHN5E
Exactly, the amount of expression that can be put into that one word should make it mandatory in the local school Australian english comprehension class curriculum ...

In fact there should be at least one period per term devoted entirely to the word fuck ...
 
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I tend to keep myself reigned in around polite company: parents, grandparents, extended family etc. But on the turps or with mates (or both) I can swear like a trooper.

And let's be honest everyone swears while working on the car and that one tight bolt becomes "that fkn tight cnut motherfkr"
 
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I tend to keep myself reigned in around polite company: parents, grandparents, extended family etc. But on the turps or with mates (or both) I can swear like a trooper.

And let's be honest everyone swears while working on the car and that one tight bolt becomes "that fkn tight cnut motherfkr"
This pretty much sums it up for me.

Just the other day I was having a private giggle to myself, because literally out of the blue I remembered one (of many) occasion when my best mate and I were working on a car, and he was struggling with that one tight bolt, and as he gave it his all he said 'come on you ****!' and bam, he got it :) He's no misogynist for what it's worth, he just knows what words to use when a little oomph is needed.
 
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Plenty a tight nut (or full one) has come loose (or unloaded) to the with the liberal application of fffaaaaarrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkk ...
 

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It's amazing how much a good old swear can help when working on a car. :)

It helps reduce stinging when you get grease/oil in a cut too.
 
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My fathers conversation with me on a trip home in the car after spending a day on a building site with him as a 10 yr old, and hearing every swear word there is. Up until this day I think I had only heard the word shlt come out of him while he was working on his car.

"I know you probably know all the swear words already or you might have learnt a few new ones today, but there is a time and a place for them.
I have never sworn in front of my mother or your mother and if I catch you swearing in front of your mother I'll cut your fckng tongue out"
 

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My fathers conversation with me on a trip home in the car after spending a day on a building site with him as a 10 yr old, and hearing every swear word there is. Up until this day I think I had only heard the word shlt come out of him while he was working on his car.

"I know you probably know all the swear words already or you might have learnt a few new ones today, but there is a time and a place for them.
I have never sworn in front of my mother or your mother and if I catch you swearing in front of your mother I'll cut your fckng tongue out"
lol, classic and pretty much what the old man said to me.

Actually, I seem to remember it was more along the lines of "if I ever catch you swearing in front of your mother again you little carnt I will give you the beating of your farken life" ...

(was after a day with the old man while he worked on a tractor, I though I would try out the new words I learnt that evening)
 
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