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Are you Sacred or Profane
« on: February 11, 2011, 10:23:44 PM »
There are certain phrases people use, either made up themselves or adopted as something in fitting with their personality.  Sometimes they come and go, but now and then they stay, for years or a lifetime.
Some of mine used regularly:

"By all the Gods!"
"Very strange."
"Very interesting."
"By all the Gods!" (again  :P )
"That/This is outstanding!"
"For f*^£ sake!"
"That's splendid."
"What the horses is...going on or whatever)"
"What a carry on."
"Aw f*^£..."
"Aye, you're at it..."


It is unlikely I would be talked to in real life by many on GMG as I swear sometimes even in casual conversation, although I try not to  f*^£1^g do it.  :o
So what's you made up of when you're speaking?  Sacred or Profane?

EDIT: I have just read this post and it is silly.  But, ach well, why not...I would put a Poll on it but not sure how

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 03:53:32 AM »
I'm sacred in English and profane in Italian. Heh.

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 04:44:03 AM »
I would put a Poll on it but not sure how[/i]

I think you have to start out by clicking "New Poll", rather than "New Topic", but I don't think I've ever started either one here, so I'm not sure.

I prefer obscene over sacred or profane, but only in the privacy of my own home.  In public, I like "Příhody lišky bystroušky!" or "Nyisd ki a hetedik ajtót!", 'cause really it's not about what you say as much as how you say it.   ;D
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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 05:02:33 AM »
I'm profane except at work. I'm especially profane when I'm yelling at the other monkeys in their motor vehicles.

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 06:56:59 AM »
I've got a married couple and their two kids coming round for dinner tomorrow. Trouble is, after a few glasses of booze, I develop Tourette's and start effing and jeffing for England. I really must bite my tongue. I don't want little Hannah going home asking, "Mummy, what's a c***ing f***wad?"

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 07:07:42 AM »
On average I think I swear about once a year.
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 07:31:42 AM »
"By all the Gods!"

When addressing Cylons?

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 07:42:24 AM »
lol! I thought you were talking about music! :)

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 11:35:55 AM »
Well, as someone who does NOT believe that profanity shows a lack of intelligence or that they or 'lesser' words or that they are inherently offensive, I suppose I'd be called profane. I do, of course, admire much traditionally 'beautiful' or 'sacred' (in John's definition of the word) language , but sometimes the 'worst' words in language are so satisfying. I particularly enjoy the word 'cunt', not least because it's apparently the worst of the worst, and it causes even rational people to whince.  :)

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 08:17:59 PM »
I would say that I'm a mixture of both. I mean I am only human after all. I try and bite my tongue, but sometimes the bad words just come flying out. This is especially evident when I'm driving. I seem to not be able to control my mouth when I'm driving. I guess I'm more mad at the lousy drivers than anything. Sometimes it just feels good to let out some hot emotional steam. I seldom direct the profanity at anyone though and, again, it's more or less to let off some steam in most instances.
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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 12:13:49 PM »
Certain words not generally uttered in polite company are useful, first, because their forbidden natures gives them shock power sometimes useful for emphasis, second, because inappropriate usage indicates class and education and thus may prevent unrealistic expectations of others.
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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 06:56:02 PM »
When I first met God, He literally just took my filthy mouth away. I didn't ask, or anything. He replace FFFFF with 'Praise Praise'. I'd go around saying that all the time.

Then, the divorce happened...

Only recently has the 'Praise Praise' come back; but, when I start to 'pop', I just can't seem to control my lips from making that 'F' sound... every... other... word. Oy!!!

Yea, I have a prodigious capacity for stringing together the 'eat your liver' and 'fuck your soul'. Ugh. :'( :(

Lately, "You dirty..." has been trying to make a comeback, but,  try... I try so hard...

Yea, cursing is something strange, for sure.



From my step father I learned 'Oh dear'. That's a good one.



Otherwise, simply picking out the opposing person's most obvious handicap works wonders.



On the other hand, I'm not the kind of person to say N (or think it, or... it's just not my bag, baby), but lately, because of where I am, it just floats through my head all day, and honestly, it's tiresome, because that's not me, and yet I have a fear that it's going to come out of my mouth. yuk! >:D

But... the Big F,... whew, that's a toughy. :(

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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 04:51:43 PM »
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Re: Are you Sacred or Profane
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 02:04:05 PM »
These words are essential to express sudden annoyance but in written work they are merely affected. I suppose I must be profane because I can't avoid coming out with 'fiddlesticks'. The musical connotation is probably coincidental.
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Lives in but little—but that little teems
With some one chance, the balance of all time:
A look—a word—and we are wholly changed.