Top Ten Reasons Admin Should Allow Swearing


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1 People are gonna swear

To all the people on this list saying "I hate swearing and anyone who swears should stop swearing because I say so", here's something I have to say: There are people who swear and people who don't. Even if you don't swear, other people who want to swear should be allowed to. Just because you don't swear doesn't mean everyone who swears should stop swearing. This world isn't going to be a place made of sunshine and rainbows where nobody swears. To all you people saying "You can express yourself without swearing", wanna know something? We can express ourselves however we want. If we want to swear we will. To anyone who says they think people who swear should learn to control themselves, I think you should learn to accept a very simple fact: You can't control what other people say. This is the Internet, not everyone is like you, and there are people who swear a lot. Live with it. And the people I expected to see here were people who complain about the policy and the fact that you can't ...more

Sorry! With me, it just comes out like any other word. It doesn't mean I'm stupid. I try not to use very bad words online. - Survivor101

I don't. Call me whatever you will (I've heard it all before) I loathe swearing. It's neither intelligent nor impressive. - Britgirl

And people are getting brainwashed by britgirl for the millionth time - Nateawesomeness

What happened to freedom of speech? I should be allowed to say whatever the Hell I want! - Randomator

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2 Many users are over 10, and are mature enough to handle swear words

If they're just words, why is everyone making a big deal that they can't be used? I mean, it's not that hard to make a point without swearing. Just saying. - Garythesnail

Your point is valid, but I mean what about story blogs? We have to use minimal words in those... - Therandom

You should also be mature enough to handle being courteous and proper. - PetSounds

Funny that those "immature babies" who dislike foul language are the oldest people on the site. - PetSounds

Like me. What's so bad about swearing? I mean, they're inappropriate, but that doesn't mean it should be banned. - Powerfulgirl10

Yea. I'm 15. -teamrocket747

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3 A lot of users swear

Users can swear outside, it's just that it's going to be abused a lot if used on this site.

I actually never using the swear, just for things I hated. - 05yusuf09

4 Swearing is just words

Tell that to people who were victims of verbal abuse.

Language is much, much more power than you seem to think. - keycha1n

Some of the toughest people I know (like my sister) have felt exactly what horrid words can do to break a person down.

You're either lying, or you aren't considerate or caring about other people.

As Hank Green said : "When someone says 'Don't use that word in that way, it makes me feel bad about myself'. Instead of getting all defensive, why not just not use that word in that way because it makes them feel bad about themselves?! " - keycha1n

Words can make or break a person. It's just that there will be a lot of flame wars in the site and arguments will be more intense, which could taint the reputation of the site.

Precisely. They're just words, so why do you have to say them? If there just words, why are you so consistent on wanting to say them? You can live a perfectly happy life without cussing, people! - RockFashionista

That is not true. The tounge is Man's most powerful weapon. I am trying to help you guys. Swearing is not good. Swearing is basically asking God to put you in Hell. I want you guys in heaven. - SocialMediaStinks

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5 There's only a few swear words that may be offensive to people

I can handle swearing but not the n word - RockStarr

I don't find them offensive, but I REALLY hate them. - RockFashionista

I'm okay with swearing, but not the "n" word. - Powerfulgirl10

OK then, only politically-correct swear words should be allowed. Maybe thosewords should be called "wimpyswear" or something like that.

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6 People who are scared off by swearing need to grow up

But it's better for the site to be clean since profanities are more likely to cause flame wars.

I am not scared of it. I can handle it, but I want you guys to be better people. That's why I'm constantly telling you not to swear - SocialMediaStinks

Yes, as do people who are making it their goal to be able to use foul language. - Garythesnail

Offended by swearing?

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7 Some people can't help themselves

Yeah, it does. But online wouldn't it be easier not to swear cause you actually need to type it down? - micahisthebest

See? Just comes out like any other word with some people. - Survivor101

Oooh, the hypocrisy! How ironic! - styLIShT

Especially adhd people,but not me,I have ADHD.but I will tell you,it will be difficult to offend me,and I use swear words all the time STILL - Nateawesomeness

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8 Swearing helps let off steam

So does punching stuff. Go do that. Or if you really need to swear, then do it on the other side of your computer screen. - letdot52

There are other ways to "let off steam" - Britgirl

I can't play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe during exams and those times can get stressful but good point. - AlphaQ

Britgirl despite how kind you normally are you're kind of offending me now =/


When I hit the roof instead of swearing I just meditate {don't judge me} - rainbowheart132

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9 Many TopTenners are only 10-14 years old, and their vocabulary is very limited without swear words

No, the real issue is idiots who cannot express themselves without swearing. You manage to avoid the politically-incorrect words that the thought police won't allow you to use, just expand the list, its amazing how descriptive you can be. Most people who swear are trying to shock, impress, or purposely offend the reader, due to their own limited vocabulary. If you really want to swear, use some politically-incorrect racial slurs, see how far that gets you.

Where did my comment go? Anyway, and I can express myself without swearing. It's just that if people want to swear, they should be allowed to. - Therandom

That means they're not intelligent enough to buy themselves a dictionary and read it, and think of better ways to express themselves verbally. I have such a large vocabulary, some adults can't understand me, and I'm only twelve. So this isn't true for all 10-14 year olds! I feel IMMENSELY insulted that you think I have a limited vocabulary! - RockFashionista

And I do know vocabulary, I'm in an accelerated English class. - Therandom

Then they need to read a dictionary. - letdot52

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10 Many users don't mind swearing

So whose standards will be used to determine what is responsible and for effect swearing, and threatening or hurtful swearing? If one person thinks a word adds to the effect of their statement, and another thinks its threatening and hurtful, who gets to be correct?

I personally think that swearing should be allowed. But. But. But! People like you are evidently unaware of power behind words. Responsibly and for effect, swearing can be useful. Threatening and hurtful swearing? Get rid of it, now. - keycha1n

Swearing doesn't really bug me because it's freedom of speech and honestly it's not like you can be arrested for dropping the f-bomb.

Swearing never bugs me. Only if you're StupidMinecrapDick who swears literally every 3 seconds then that can get annoying. - AlphaQ

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11 This is the Internet, not school

People curse all the time at my school. They even do it scot-free. - Powerfulgirl10

This is literally the only website that I've been to that bans swearing. - Randomator

Rename it to : This is the internet, not school or parents. - njalabi63989

I always swear whenever no teacher is around. - njalabi63989

12 Any word can become a swear word

Might as well just ban words then. Let's use numbers instead. Oh, wait, that can become swearing too! Oh, I know! Let's ban typing! Come on Admin! Ban typing!

In about 10 months, I'd imagine "white," "feminism," "gay," "terrorist," "social justice warrior," and "politics" will be considered offensive terms. Can't wait for 10 years later, when "tiger" becomes a swear word. - naFrovivuS

Bop. Bop is a swear word. - AlphaQ

"Gay" used to be a word for "happy" and then it became a swear. "Bitch" was a word for a female dog and then it became a swear.

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13 12 year olds and older curse

That's not true, I'm 47 and I have never swore in my life.

I'm actually only 1 month away from 12 and I swear a lot. - njalabi63989

14 People can express themselves however they want

Beyond a doubt for me I generally swear when I'm angry, trying to be sarcastic, tell a joke (rarely) and if I'm too happy swearing can express any kind of emotion you feel inside.

I would swear to help express sarcasm on something. - Randomator

15 It just happens
16 It's better to swear than to hurt a person

The only way to hurt someone through such a website is by swearing. This isn't SAO where you can virtually kill people. - styLIShT

17 Swearing is a natural thing
18 We sometimes swear to show exaggeration

Or sarcasm - Randomator

19 It's useful when talking about terrible songs

Especially by quoting the lyrics - Hotheart123

20 5 years old kid curse

What? Since when to 5-year-old kids learn these words? Since when? - naFrovivuS

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