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7/27/20 9:56 A

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Agree with Lachstasia

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7/24/08 5:10 P

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I remember the first time I said "sucks". I was in school and everyone looked at me. I could feel my face turn red. I didn't use it for many years but started again as an adult. I'm trying to stop saying it because I don't want the kids to pick it up.


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7/16/08 12:28 P

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the phrase "that sucks" is pretty much permanently in my vocabulary, it has pretty much has taken the place of "that stinks" i don't generally say "frickin", i tend to use more...well, colorful language than that.

i don't really consider either of those words inappropriate in general, in a professional setting, yes, in a casual setting, no

i do think that i need to watch my mouth more often though, haha

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7/10/08 10:37 A

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While I am not against swearing per se, I really object when someone drops an F bomb on me personally, as in "Make up your F*&%ing mind". I feel it is verbal abuse. My hairdresser talks to me like that and I have found that I no longer wish to be her friend, I just don't want to be spoken to that way.

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7/9/08 7:08 P

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Good post SYARRI!

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7/9/08 1:22 A

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I am currently in transition from 'frickin' to 'fudge'. I come from a long line of sailors, and learned to cuss from some of the best. I haven't watched my language since my early teens, I worked in jobs where cussing was common place........and then I had a baby (which was all natural and you should have heard the language I used at the time).

These past three years it has been a struggle to eliminate cursing from my language, and all though the big F bomb will hit once in a great while I managed to change it to friggin, which has modified to frickin - and I am now working toward fudge.

So I am a guilty party of using frickin as a word and substitute. As for sucks that is replaced with bites now. I am just glad to get replacements in until I get them completely out of my vocabularly, because they do sound vulgar to me personally. I don't want my son saying them, and well his grandpa is a pastor and that does not reflect very well if he goes to church and say G.D. for example.

Another word in transition from D to dang and/or darn. Now it has become dog nabbit, and good grief is another famous one I say a lot. My son repeats both constantly, so I just got those down in the nick of time. I guess for me when these somewhat inappropriae words come flying out, put into context, there are way worse words that I could be using.

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7/6/08 1:29 P

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I think it depends in the context of when, where and how it is said and who is saying it and to whom.

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7/5/08 1:41 P

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None of them bother me,I do agree its just a substitute word but I still don't think of the real meaning & would rather hear friggin or something from a teen than the other words. That being said I use the word sucks & if someone asked me what I meant by that, my meaning would just be bad or horrible, nothing else. To me it's also like darn & dang it, to me those are just cleaned up versions of the other D word (not sure how anyone would feel about the word). My grandmother won't say the D word cause thats swearing, but she will say " sugar t (2 more letters behind it) I told her that did'nt sound good to me, (something they said yrs ago) guess it was something to do with the farm. Still was'nt something I wanted my kid saying, lol.




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7/1/08 11:35 A

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I have heard children and young adults use the fricken and friggin. I tell them it's no better. That is just a substitute for the big F word. They might as well say that. Everyone knows what they mean.
I don't like it at all. I hope my grandchildren will not use those words.

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6/24/08 9:22 A

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My girlfriend's 9 year old uses frickin/friggin all the time and she's trying to curb that. I find it annoying rather than particularly bad. Sucks reminds me or oral sex so I don't care for it either, especially out of young people's mouths.

I think each "generation" or group of young people come up with their own language/bad words and I'm glad the schools and others who work with them keep up on the language and try to influence it. I think it's important to teach "restraint" and to think about the words one uses. I'm sure our grandparents' generation had words that wouldn't bother use (I'm reminded of my father's one cuss word, "balls" which is very outdated and which a child today might initially be puzzled by).

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5/16/08 2:03 P

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See? We all have a different sort of spin/opinion on the issue. I would not have been upset if my son had been talked to about it, but written up, and now a possible suspension? Uh uh.

It's basically my opinion, personally, that while frickin' or freakin' are definately substitutes for the mother of all swear words... but they are *not* the actual mother of swear words. Still I do respect others' opinions...which is why I would have been okay with a "talking to".

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5/16/08 12:45 A

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I see frickin, as a substitute for the true "F" bomb and inappropriate language.As for sucks,it,s okay for adults and my children around dad & I only,although they probably use it around their friends,they are 13 & 14.

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5/15/08 10:03 A

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something that I failed to mention yesterday...is it may not be the word itself...but the intention behind it...

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5/15/08 9:19 A

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I prefer using the word freakin' to friggin' myself, it still gets the point of the writer's frustration across but is a little more removed from the original term.
Sucks doesn't bother me in the least.
Just my two cents.
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5/14/08 6:56 P

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frickin is just another f word in my opinion...

but sucks...well, I've never really thought of it as an inappropriate word...but at the same time...when I use it...I'm using it inappropriately...lol...such as...that sucks, & not in a good way...lol...

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5/14/08 6:10 P

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'frickin' probably derives from friggin' which derives from... well, you know, that other f! word. :)

I can understand logically why 'sucks' may be viewed by many as inappropriate--it's generally not used to infer the action of a vacuum cleaner, after all. But when you think of an innocuous sentence like "It sucks the life out of you," and then say something such as "Jay's long, wordy posts really suck," which connotation of the word are you really using?

Ultimately, everyone has a different level of comfort with colourful language. For me, there's only one four-letter word I will avoid at all costs. It has a 'u' in the middle, but it doesn't have a 'k' or an 'f' in it. Otherwise, I try to be aware of the audience or context when I speak or write and choose to colour my language appropriately.



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5/14/08 5:40 P

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I have never in my life heard that the word "frickin'" is a curse word. Same with "sucks" Never...

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I don't curse so I wouldn't say it but I sometimes do say darn or heck no, or dag

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I would like to know if any of you think these are inappropriate words:

Frickin'

Sucks (as in... "that sucks!")

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