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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2018, 11:28:11 PM »

I remember once when I was about 10 years old, I drew a picture of Ed McMahon yelling, "SHUT THE CRAP UP!", and I remember hiding it from my mom.
Also, at school they gave us a coloring book about the metric system, and one part said to draw a picture of the President giving a speech about it. So I drew a guy at a podium saying, "This whole damn country should use the metric system!" I remember hiding that from my mom too.
But crap isn't really a swear word.

It is a "swear word lite", substituting for another swear word.  Like darn, heck, geez, frick, gosh, crikey, dad gum, tarnation, sam hill, good grief, to name a few.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2018, 11:30:29 PM »

I remember once when I was about 10 years old, I drew a picture of Ed McMahon yelling, "SHUT THE CRAP UP!", and I remember hiding it from my mom.
Also, at school they gave us a coloring book about the metric system, and one part said to draw a picture of the President giving a speech about it. So I drew a guy at a podium saying, "This whole damn country should use the metric system!" I remember hiding that from my mom too.
But crap isn't really a swear word.

It is a "swear word lite", substituting for another swear word.  Like darn, heck, geez, frick, gosh, crikey, dad gum, tarnation, sam hill, good grief, to name a few.
Good Grief doesn't fit with the others.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2018, 11:32:00 PM »

I remember once when I was about 10 years old, I drew a picture of Ed McMahon yelling, "SHUT THE CRAP UP!", and I remember hiding it from my mom.
Also, at school they gave us a coloring book about the metric system, and one part said to draw a picture of the President giving a speech about it. So I drew a guy at a podium saying, "This whole damn country should use the metric system!" I remember hiding that from my mom too.
But crap isn't really a swear word.
It is a "swear word lite", substituting for another swear word.  Like darn, heck, geez, frick, gosh, crikey, dad gum, tarnation, sam hill, good grief, to name a few.
Good Grief doesn't fit with the others.

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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2018, 12:27:32 AM »

I remember once when I was about 10 years old, I drew a picture of Ed McMahon yelling, "SHUT THE CRAP UP!", and I remember hiding it from my mom.

Also, at school they gave us a coloring book about the metric system, and one part said to draw a picture of the President giving a speech about it. So I drew a guy at a podium saying, "This whole damn country should use the metric system!" I remember hiding that from my mom too.
But crap isn't really a swear word.

I was given pretty harsh responses the first time my dad heard me say “this sucks” and “crap”. He was also a guy who could drop a few F-bombs now and then, so it probably was a “don’t be like me” response.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2018, 08:33:24 AM »

I remember once when I was about 10 years old, I drew a picture of Ed McMahon yelling, "SHUT THE CRAP UP!", and I remember hiding it from my mom.

Also, at school they gave us a coloring book about the metric system, and one part said to draw a picture of the President giving a speech about it. So I drew a guy at a podium saying, "This whole damn country should use the metric system!" I remember hiding that from my mom too.
But crap isn't really a swear word.

Define swear word.  Some of what we call "swear" words are just the Anglo-Saxon terms instead of the Norman French terms.
Fuck - Fornicate
Shit - Defecate

Same reason we have Pig/Pork and Cow/Beef.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2018, 09:12:26 AM »

In theaters, they were less followed - my mom bought tickets for the neighbor kid and me to see Demolition Man in the theater (I was 14, he was 12 or 13). Things got so tight post-Columbine that I couldn’t buy a ticket for my brother and me to see BASEketball (I was 19 and he was 15). We both had to sneak in.

Baseketball came out in 1998, the year before Columbine.
But you're not wrong about movie theaters post-Columbine.  The South Park movie dropped a couple months afterward and the pearl-clutchers out there made it harder for youths to get in to see it. In fact, South Park ended up making a shit-ton of money for that crappy Will Smith movie "Wild Wild West" because teens would buy tickets to that PG13 shitpile and then sneak into South Park.

Which, if I may; what exactly was the logic there?  "Duh, I heard some swears so now I'm gonna shoot everyone..."?
Ironically the central plot in the South Park movie is an ad-absurdum about censorship going too far to the point of literally fighting a war because of a movie.
Ah, maybe it was the South Park movie I was thinking of.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2018, 09:41:56 AM »

Some of what we call "swear" words are just the Anglo-Saxon terms instead of the Norman French terms.
Billy the bastard was a right cucking funt and here's yet another horror of the tyrannous Norman Yoke he put England under that we're still trying to overthrow...

The funny thing is is that sometimes these Anglo-Saxon words are paired with an apology of "pardon my French".
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2018, 12:58:39 PM »


Define swear word.  Some of what we call "swear" words are just the Anglo-Saxon terms instead of the Norman French terms.
Fuck - Fornicate
Shit - Defecate


But there is also merde ...
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2018, 02:21:31 PM »

I can cuss like a sailor and wasn't always careful about it when I was younger, but now I try to gauge my audience. 

When I was a kid, my little buddies and I cussed like sailors, but we would get yelled at if we did it around adults.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2018, 03:05:23 PM »

When I was a kid, my little buddies and I cussed like sailors, but we would get yelled at if we did it around adults.

I remember having a man come out of his house with a baseball bat at me, when my friend and I were riding our bikes and shouting profanely down the street to each other and we woke his wife up from a nap with it.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2018, 04:25:52 PM »

When I was a kid, my little buddies and I cussed like sailors, but we would get yelled at if we did it around adults.

I remember having a man come out of his house with a baseball bat at me, when my friend and I were riding our bikes and shouting profanely down the street to each other and we woke his wife up from a nap with it.
One time me and some other kids were flipping people off from the back of the school bus, and one guy followed the bus till we got off and threatened to kick our asses.

How bad of a day do you have to be having that you’d threaten to kick an eleven-year-old’s ass?
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2018, 04:44:57 PM »

We used to go "sh...it...shit!" to the tune of the segment on 'The Electric Company' with the faces that spit words at each other. (Anyone else remember what I'm talking about here?)
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »

We used to go "sh...it...shit!" to the tune of the segment on 'The Electric Company' with the faces that spit words at each other. (Anyone else remember what I'm talking about here?)

This is what I mean...


We used to go "sh...it...shit!" and "d...amn...damn!"
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »

Wasn't "Baseketball" the one that had Dale Earnhardt doing a cameo as a taxi driver with the number "3" on the side?
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2018, 07:09:49 PM »

Wasn't "Baseketball" the one that had Dale Earnhardt doing a cameo as a taxi driver with the number "3" on the side?
Yes, it was.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2018, 09:19:01 PM »

We used to go "sh...it...shit!" to the tune of the segment on 'The Electric Company' with the faces that spit words at each other. (Anyone else remember what I'm talking about here?)

This is what I mean...


We used to go "sh...it...shit!" and "d...amn...damn!"
I often say the "sh" part but don't finish the whole thing.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2018, 09:52:48 PM »

I remember being shocked that my dad knew all Seven Words from the George Carlin routine (I was around 15 when he repeated them in front of me).  My parents rarely cursed in front of me as a child, and when they did it was pretty mild stuff like "damn," "hell," or the occasional "shit" (which we always called my grandma's favorite word).  Of course, I was saying most of the Seven Words among my friends by this time, but it was still weird for me hearing an adult say it.
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Re: People really did cuss in the olden days
« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2018, 11:26:17 PM »

I did call my principal an asshole when I was in fifth grade (he was one).  He yanked me off the desk when I hummed the final jeopardy music when he said I had 30 seconds to get off the desk.
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