Top Ten Reasons Why Swearing is Okay

The Top Ten

They're just words

They really ARE just words, even though they have inappropriate and sometimes offensive meanings behind them, but that doesn't make anyone simply a bad person or a crazy person for just saying them. - Mcgillacuddy

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? - Garythesnail

I know right. Why do people get so worked up about some letters. If you say "duck" no one cares. But if you say the f word, everyone freaks out. - SammySpore

Sometimes swears can help you elaborate what you’re trying to say better

Swearing doesn't affect your intelligence

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

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.

I cuss a lot and I have high IQ of 420. - AlphaQ

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! - Ananya

It helps you let off steam

I don't see anything wrong with swearing..We all swear at some point of life.
We just need to observe and check how often we swear. - Ananya

If your mad swearing is the best way to let off the steam - Nateawesomeness

They help you win an argument

Good to use against sensitive people. - ThatIntrovertedEmo

Keeping calm and roasting others wins swearing hands down! - Aquastar_of_DewClan

It's easier to show and emphasise your point with swearing. - AlphaQ

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. - keycha1n

It's not dangerous

"It's better to use a curse word than hurt someone"- Marilyn Manson

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

It won't hurt you or anything

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.

But it makes you use it as an excuse of not saying any clever comebacks

I'm not scared of it. I'm just scared of getting in trouble for it.

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

Our savior is right:He can express himself he wants as long if he is in control of it - Nateawesomeness

It has been proven to make you feel better after getting hurt

This is true - 445956

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.

Many people swear

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

You can swear in real life a lot if you want. Everyone in my class swears too. - AlphaQ

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

Am I a weirdo for being 13 and not swearing - DrayTopTens

It's not against the law to swear

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

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

That doesn't mean you should. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Do you get arrested for - Nateawesomeness

The Contenders

To make them know you are very angry
Swearing can make you sound more honest

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

Tru because honesty is the best policy. - AlphaQ

It's true!

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. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Visitor,racism is REALLY,a terrible thing,swearing,isn't - Nateawesomeness

Swearing doesn't usually offend a person

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

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. - AlphaQ

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

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

"Release your anger and your hate."-Palpatine. - Therandom

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