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Re: vulgarisms

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, November 13, 1998, 19:21
On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 23:51:46 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>Steg Belsky wrote: >> Really? I have an obsessive hangup with people considering "hell" >and >> "damn" bad words :) , i consider them the tamest and most totally >> non-vulgar exclamations you can use! > >Well, I consider it quite disrespectful of God to use such swear >words, >and therefore offensive to religious people, thus I don't think that >even non-Christians should use such swears (e.g., I'm Christian, but >I'd >never use Allah to curse, and so I'd expect the same curtousy from >non-Christians as well as Christians), actually it's kind of ironic >when >an atheist says something like "G**d***". Especially when someone >says >"G**d*** this chair" or some other inanimate object - do you expect >God >Himself to come down from heaven to damn an inanimate object to Hell? >:-)
Well, i don't think i've ever said specifically "God d***", or hear it that often....usually i just hear people (including myself) say "damn!" or "hell!" with no meaning whatsoever behind the's just a one-word exclamation, like "F!", which doesn't really mean anything without a sentence context (even though the word F itself is extremely vulgar). Even when used in a sentence.... in "what the hell are you doing?!" the words "the hell" don't mean anything in the context of the sentence. if it was "what *in* hell are you doing?!" it means something, but i don't think i've ever heard someone say that in real life....maybe in a movie or something... -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]