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Old 11-29-2005, 10:55 PM
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I'm no saint, but is the implied cursing necessary?

Can't we think of other words to convey our thoughts? Every other post seems to have "WTF" or "F___ing", etc. embedded in the heading or text. What gives? Is it necessary? What does it have to do with keeping our MBs on the road? This forum is great for sharing our collective knowledge about our cars, but the implied cursing really has no place in it.


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Old 11-29-2005, 11:02 PM
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Why do we allow some words to have the power to disturb us?
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:15 PM
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People here express their initial feelings about certain subjects freely. I personally don't find the cursing interesting, but you must acknowledge the power of reading one's initial feelings and then seeing how they "cool" down just less than 30 minutes later after other forum members calm them down with their posts. Human nature, simple.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:35 PM
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I made a mental note as you did about the increased use of those kinds of words but working on these cars has definately added more color to my vocabulary. I understand feeling the need to express the headbanging problems these cars can present.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:38 PM
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I'm with you on this one Keith all the way. I know most of it is just youngsters who think that kind of thing is clever. To lots of folks there is simply nothing wrong with that, they were raised around it. To others it just isn't necessary.
I will say this: I quite smoking a few years back (finally), and I have tried like crazy to quite cussing (Christian thing)
Quitting smoking has been allot easier.......
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:43 PM
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Cursing, use of Anglo Saxon, uttering profanities.

All the above are primarily due to lack of large vocabulary.
It is also reinforced by the work enviroment / tv /video films/movies etc.

We live in a world where your kind of comments are supressed due to the need to be seen as politicaly correct.....

Who said..." I was 10 years old before I found out my brother name was not Jesus Christ..... and mine was not Dammit."



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Old 11-29-2005, 11:43 PM
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I'm 18 and I decided on my own to limit that kind of language, especailly around the women I work with. One of my best friends is a very devout Christian whom I've known for 12 years and I can still remember the exactly three times he got so mad it slipped out. Sometimes it just happens but I do agree it can be taken too far.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:44 PM
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Cursing, use of Anglo Saxon, uttering profanities.

All the above are primarily due to lack of large vocabulary.
It is also reinforced by the work enviroment / tv /video films/movies etc.

We live in a world where your kind of comments are supressed due to the need to be seen as politicaly correct.....

Who said..." I was 10 years old before I found out my brother name was not Jesus Christ..... and mine was not Dammit."



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Bill Cosby! Man do I love that show!! "Bill Cosby: Himself" is my favorite standup routine of all time!!
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:52 PM
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Bill Cosby! Man do I love that show!! "Bill Cosby: Himself" is my favorite standup routine of all time!!
He is genius! Somebody asked him onetime why he has 5 kids. He said "because I didn't want 6!"
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:53 PM
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I do say, exerting my labour upon this pernicious automobile has gotten me to feel a tad bit negative about it.
translation:
****** CAR!

The latter is more fun!
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:58 PM
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You're damn right it is! When I really care about something enthusiasm gets the best of me and out comes the four letters. Feels great and does no damage, cursing can't be beat! F#$& YEAH!
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:12 AM
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"FLING CAR" and "Foot Yeah!" seem pretty tame to me...then again, I'm a Wickin...okay, I'm not really, but Wickins Talk Funny (WTF).

I doesn't bother me too much, but luckily, there's probably not a whole lot of 10-year olds browsing this site, and lord knows what the 16-year olds are browsing, certainly not a site about old diesel cars

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Old 11-30-2005, 02:46 AM
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When I hurt myself working on the car I either shout out "Schnitzel!!" or I say "Gosh! or Flippin!!!" like Napoleon Dynamite........thats about it. I have no need to use other words, these ones work great, plus it makes people think I am weird and strange (which I am, I must convey this to them) and it helps....
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:50 AM
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Yup. The F word gains you no real points but can sure lose you some. It's the attitude more than the sound of the word.

I'm slowly cutting most cursing out of my language but for some reason, I still like to use $h!t and *********. Sorry.
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:25 AM
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Why do we allow some words to have the power to disturb us?
see thats the thing i have never understood. its just a bunch of words. how do we figure that they are bad?

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