Top Ten Reasons Why Swearing is Okay

The Top Ten
1 They're just words

I don't know why s*** is a swear, it's a synonym for poop. I ask my mom, "why is it a swear word?" and she just replies with "Because it's just bad." So, if it's just bad, would poop, feces, crap, and all the synonyms for poop would be swears. It's stupid how parents and adults want to protect children from swear words when they've heard many swear words.

This particular item really gets on my nerves. If they're "just words", then why are people protesting just to use them? For every swear word, there's a non-offensive word you can use instead. Are there any people in middle/high school who actually get that?

2 Swearing doesn't affect your intelligence

My Physics teacher once told me " We swear when we don't have enough words left to describe how we feel ; thereby displaying the level of our actual knowledge and education "

I had mixed feelings about it, haha!

The theory that swearing affects how intelligent you are is overrated. Knowing when to swear, and when not to swear can even show how intelligent you are.

If you do it too much it might make you sound unintelligent but not in moderation.

3 It helps you let off steam

I used to swear when I was 15 - 21 years old. It helped me be in a better mood. My family didn't care, when I turned 22 my family outlawed swear words and afterwards my depression began and when I got in to serious talks I didn't know what to do in that situation.

I see something wrong with swearing 1. It's inappropriate 2. It's forbidden 3. It's mean 4. It makes people not want to be your friend 5. You would get in trouble

I don't see anything wrong with swearing, we all swear sometimes. We just need to observe and check how often we swear.

4 They help you win an argument

If they are just words, then they aren't any more impactful in an argument that any other words. Also, has there ever been an argument that was won by swearing? More likely, either the argument ended because the more mature person walked away (not a victory), or it ended up being a profanity shouting match.

Research has shown that mild, occasional swearing at the end of an argument can help bolster your case. But by no means should your argument sound like a Wiz Khalifa song or something.

Keeping calm and roasting others wins swearing hands down!

5 It's not dangerous

If it doesn't kill or injure, it doesn't matter.

6 Many people swear

So you should follow them and swear? Someone murdered innocent people so you are going to kill people as well? Stupid!

Yes! This is true. Everyone swears on social media, youtube comments, my friends swear, etc.

I don't mind it, but if it's 90% of your vocabulary it just makes you sound unintelligent.

7 People who are afraid of swearing are childish

Not many people are afraid of swear words. Maybe they think people who swear a lot are childish.

People who hate should have to get used to it eventually because I know a lot of people swear.

Who "fears" it? You can express yourself without using ridiculous words!

8 It has been proven to make you feel better after getting hurt
9 Swearing can be used for emphasis

When used properly, swearing can be used for emphasis in a conversation to help get your point across. If I were to tell my father, who does not like swearing, to "Stop talking! " he would most likely ignore me (aside from the fact that is disrespectful). If I said "Stop talking", it would grab his attention.

10 It's not against the law to swear

If you swear one will ever correct you. No one cares about swearing so it is perfectly fine. I HARDLY saw anyone in my life saying "watch your language!" No one cares!

It's also not against the law to fart in a crowded elevator. Still a jerk move.

Well it depends because if it was against police then it is illegal and then it's not okay

The Contenders
11 To make them know you are very angry
12 Swearing can make you sound more honest

But if you swear in anger...It will just overshadow your valid points.

Tru because honesty is the best policy.

This is so true on so many levels!

13 Swear word protesters can't stop swearers

Equal rights advocates can't stop racists from being racist. Doesn't make racism okay.

But it's still bad. And overrated.

14 Swearing doesn't usually offend a person

You may not notice as they tend to hide their feelings, but it can.

15 It's better to swear than to hurt a person

Of course. Swearing doesn't make people cry or cut people, does it? But swearing too much can be annoying. You can swear as long as you use an appropriate amount.

Swear words offends people. You can cure a cut with band aid, but you can't cure a mental cut that easily.

True, but maybe people could learn to control their anger?

16 To extend our vocabulary in schools.
17 It means you're strong enough to let go of the pain bottled up inside of your body
18 They’re sentence enhancers
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