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Old 11 September 2007, 10:11   #21
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Old 11 September 2007, 10:11   #22
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I'm with timw too. I do swear, probably too much but rarely at another person directly. I often swear at myself and at things, usually inanimate objects. If, say, I loose concentration and ping off that essential piece of plastic with a screwdriver I'm certainly going to follow it with, "Oh shit you've fucked it now." or if there's an almost inaccessible bolt I'm having difficulty releasing it's also going to get a verbal bashing and so is the guy who designed it that way, usually followed by me laughing at myself for the ridiculous swearing at a piece of steel which is plainly pleased with itself. Strangely, it seems to help. However, I see this as different to open abuse of another by swearing. On the very odd accasion it has happened, I've later been disappointed with myself for loosing the place in that situation.
It is becoming more common and more acceptable but I see it as just another wee step down the rungs of the slippery ladder.
I'll openly admit to switching off TV programs which contain abusive language, violence, rape, mugging etc. I simply don't enjoy it. It may be a getting old thing because I don't remember being so sensitive about it when I was younger.

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..if someone's heading in a car towards me or one of mine - then the actual language used would be of secondary importance to getting the message across.
Exactly, so why does it need to be swearing?
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Old 11 September 2007, 10:23   #23
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Perhaps I was incorrect about the origins of the F-Word...but I believe I am correct about the origins of the word Chav.

I did hear speculation that it was derived from "Council house vermin" but I don't think so.
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Looking at the heading shouldn't this be in the North American section???
Codders, would you care to explain why?
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Old 11 September 2007, 11:08   #25
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I did hear speculation that it was derived from "Council house vermin" but I don't think so.
I always thought it was "Council House And Violent", I like the vermin one though.
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Old 11 September 2007, 11:18   #26
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Old 11 September 2007, 11:46   #27
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Codders, would you care to explain why?
I think cod is refering to "cuss words" an American phrase - the quote is taken by JK form the film The Big Lebowski, see short version on my previous post.

Good work Jk, that phrase really ties the thread together.
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I think cod is refering to "cuss words" an American phrase - the quote is taken by JK form the film The Big Lebowski, see short version on my previous post.

Good work Jk, that phrase really ties the thread together.
Indeed so - glad someone got it at last!!!

Cuss is about as Yank as you can get - of course it has a place - about 3,000 miles away to be exact. It is a shortened form of curse.

Not having a go at your lot pat - just trying to keep my fellow countrymen in check........
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Not having a go at your lot pat - just trying to keep my fellow countrymen in check........
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And talking of swear words prob the worse one in the English language is C#*t - apparently it was in common usage many years ago and there were actually roads called Grope C#*t Lane - they were very common all over the UK. Many were later changed to things like Grape Lane and Grove Lane.

Threadneedle Street in London was also called the above many years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grope_Lane


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