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'Swear words' are merely descriptive words

2012-08-16 12:40
Hi Channel24  
As far as I’m concerned, there shouldn’t even be a category “swear words” they are merely descriptive words.
What I can’t handle is the expression Oh My G_D  and blaspheming. That is very offensive to my ears.  Yet OMG is used constantly, especially on shows such as Pimp my ride.
Although I am offended by these terms, I realise I have the choice to watch / listen to a show, or not.
F@*k is such a common word now, I do not understand why there can be such an outcry about it. Besides it is the most amazing word, that can be used in so many ways.
When our children were younger we spent a lot of time at a campsite near Worcester, where a lot of Afrikaans is spoken. One day my daughter came to me and asked what “Fok” was. I asked her what she thought it was, she said, “oh ok", that is what I thought” and walked away.   
We taught our children that just because you hear “swear” words, you do not have to use them. We can not protect their ears from hearing things we think is inappropriate, it is up to them to differentiate between what is acceptable for them to say and what isn’t.
I must say that now at the age of 18 & 21, they very rarely curse in front of us.

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