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The original meaning of the adjective profane (Latin: "in front of", "outside the temple") referred to items not belonging to the church, e.g. "The fort is the oldest profane building in the town, but the local monastery is older, and is the oldest sacred building," or "besides designing churches, he also designed many profane buildings". As a result, "profane" and "profanity" has therefore come to describe a word, expression, gesture, or other social behavior which is socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rude and vulgar or desecrating or showing disrespect. Other words commonly used to describe profane language or its use include: cuss, curse, derogatory language, swearing, expletive, oath, bad word, dirty word, strong language, irreverent language, obscene language, choice words, and blasphemous language. In many cultures it is less profane for an adult to curse than it is for a child, who may be reprimanded for cursing.

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1 Overdone Too Much Is Annoying
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Overexposed Now In Commercials
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5 Censoring it Some jokes are best left alone
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1 I don't have a problem with it. I swear, everyone else I know swears. But it gets tiring when someone is going on about something and they can't say a line without "fucking, you know. this fucking thing is a shitwreck. you fucking know?" It's like people make it a habit to see how many curse words they can fit into any line they say before they make a point. Instead of trying to sound impressive, how about come up with a coherent thought or point for once? You can be more funny and offensive without having to drop so many curse words. It's called being clever about what you say and think. But now cursing has become the language to incomprehensible lowlifes who think they're badass when they use it in everything they talk about. I'm sorry, but the controversial shock train left the station eons ago. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 10, 2014, 6:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I don't have a problem with profanity per se, but I do think it's very overused. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on September 25, 2013, 8:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Parker, I don't disagree with what you're saying in general. But, as far as "Stir Crazy" itself is concerned, IMO either term is six of one half-a-dozen of the other and neither term is something I'd be happy being called. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 6, 2012, 12:02 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I'm not a big profanity advocate. Don't get me wrong, but Stir Crazy was an R-rated movie, and this channel wasn't censoring "F" or "S". They were censoring "ass kisser" to say "brown nose" instead. Nobody wants their kids going around saying "ass kisser", but what the censors did there is take the unexpectedness out of the joke, and that was what made it funny. The guy Gene Wilder said it to threatens to punch him out....for calling him a brown nose? No, but for calling him an "ass kisser", it kinda makes sense. That's all I'm saying. We don't need it every other word, but let's not screw with the writer's point of view either. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 4, 2012, 5:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Parker Tillman, I think you've brought up an interesting argument in favor of it and I believe there are certain circumstances in which its acceptable. However; I'm curious if you believe there are any conditions you consider profanity unacceptable/ unnecessary or if there are any individuals worthy of respect by sparing them said profanity[e.g. clergy, employers, elderly, children, female relatives,etc.]. Here's a question for you: The other day I accidentally overheard some co-ed saying to someone 'it's easy as [s-word]'. Would you consider that to have been a necessary use of the term or would it have been more appealing to have used the original idiom 'easy as pie'? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 28, 2012, 9:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 How about the other side of the coin? I recently saw "Stir Crazy" on an independent cable channel, and they overdubbed the words "ass kisser" with "brown nose" and the word "prick" with some other G-rated word. Made the joke about 2% as funny as the original exchange. I don't like constant profanity either, but I'm not so uptight that I think every little joke from an R-rated movie has to be overdubbed. I can only imagine how "The Longest Yard" must have been butchered for television. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 4:23 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 The F word is so overused these days, that it is no longer shocking but just downright annoying. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on August 3, 2011, 7:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I vote for the world's dumbest song title, "My Life Would Suck Without You." Seriously, the rules regarding censorship used to be really stupid (and things haven't changed that much). A comedian who broke the rules in his stand up was partially ridiculing the utter stupidity of these rules were. Recall George Carlin's classic "Seven Words You Can NeverSay ON Television". The rules these days don't really seem much better. You can apparently only use these word in a non-sexual manner or not referring to the excretion of body fluids. I can say, "That pisses me off." But I cannot say, "I got to take a piss." As much as I understand the distinction in that I have no need to hear of either, it still annoys me that we now have tv characters who can let us know when they have to "pee". You can stop to "pee" but you can't stop to "piss". I have to wonder how people make up these standards with a straight face. By this rationale could we say that Kelly Clarkson's life would suck but she can't sing about oral sex. Does Kelly Clarkson suck in a sexual or non-sexual manner or both? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 9, 2011, 2:10 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 It used to be cool especially as a kid when you use it sometimes or back when it was taboo and can't be used in mainstream TV or anywhere for that matter. But if you said "fuck" over 10 times in one sentence, you sound like an idiot. Nowadays some profanity even the word "Bitch" can be said in regular TV. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 9, 2011, 10:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I don't mind the occasional bit of swearing, but when it's overused, all it does is make that person sound like an uneducated schmuck. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on August 8, 2010, 9:54 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I'm not a prude when it comes to profanity, but people that use it all the time look classless and uneducated. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 3:53 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Hearing people swear over and over is annoying. "Ohhh, look at me, I can curse! I'm so funny because I drop s and f bombs!" No, they're just trying too hard to be funny. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 3, 2010, 12:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 What annoys me is when I'm listening to a song that rocks and I'm getting into it and then for whatever reason the band sees fit to slip one--and only one--curse word into it. Either go all the way or don't curse at all, don't give me this one curse BS. It's completely lame to do it once just to say you did it. What are you, 12? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:59 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Without a doubt, profanity has become way too commonplace nowadays. If people think they are being expressive, cool or grown up by using strong profanities frequently they are very mistaken. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 1, 2010, 5:57 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Comedians (and others) saying the F word 20 times a minute is NOT funny. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on January 5, 2010, 5:31 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 If you swear to much you just sound ignorant. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on October 6, 2009, 6:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Wow...I'd hate to have to constantly be around the people who think profanity rocks! Not that I don't indulge in it from time to time but I'm not going around telling people it's something that "rocks" either. Probably because I'm 36 instead of 16. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 2, 2009, 4:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Overdone, without a doubt. I think it's cute how little kids think they're so cool because they drop the F-bomb every other word. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on July 30, 2009, 5:29 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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