Thread Contributor: Naiwen
Swearing in Public?
#1
Omg, I hate swearing, whether in public or in private. A person is a person, and we shouldn't swear at each other, we should behave peacefully and harmoniously and politely towards each other. I hate impoliteness or rudeness. Thats just my opinion of it, of course.
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#2
Swearing in public is technically speaking an offence in England, it comes under the Public Order offence. But police dont actively clamp down on it unless they're already arresting you for something else, since it's not worth their time.
TBH, I too dislike swearing in public. Sometimes I will say it during a conversation, like "f*** hell, that's bad that is!" or such.
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#3
It doesn't really bug me as much but I do set an ethical standard for not doing it around religious individuals or people who don't like it in general. I think it should be kept from the public, as for private use - I'm for it if you want to use it.

#4
Words are only words. Use them freely. Profanity is a necessity no matter what the language or time period. If there weren't restrictions on certain words, they would lose some meaning in context. It is good to have "severe" words for the purpose of emphasis. But that emphasis would be useless if no one used them.

#5
I tend to swear when someone really pisses me off, otherwise it's just in phrases like "fuckin hell mate" and snizzle, As do alot of other British citizens.

@Katos, is correct, in the UK it falls under the public order act, swearing in public where it is seen to cause harassment, alarm or distress may constitute an offence under section 5 and 6 of the Public Order Act. Although the Police only act on it if the person swears a dozen times at a go or swear at the officer.

#6
(03-22-2016, 08:37 PM)katos Wrote: Swearing in public is technically speaking an offence in England, it comes under the Public Order offence. But police dont actively clamp down on it unless they're already arresting you for something else, since it's not worth their time.
TBH, I too dislike swearing in public. Sometimes I will say it during a conversation, like "f*** hell, that's bad that is!" or such.

I know this country is loony with adding laws to outlaw things that could be resolved by calling that person a twat if they are a man or a bitch if they are a woman.
The law should be for crimes that caused damage, not for protecting someone’s feelings.

#7
In all honesty, I'm in between it should and shouldn't be allowed. If we start banning and disallowing things such as profanity, we might as well remove our right to speak altogether, people may be offended by something you blurt out or something you can't help but let out. If you are causing a scene and going off on people for no reason whatsoever, then that I would consider too much, however, if you are with a friend and swearing is in your vocabulary or something can't be emphasised enough, unless it's used in profanity, you may even use swearing as a way of humour, people will be offended, but when are people not offended by anything these days.
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#8
I agree with @"Sir Twisted" .
Freedom of speech, my darlings.
Even if it's curse words.
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#9
@Sir Twisted
I agree with you that we should not be banning words. We are already seeing the slide down into more and more censorship, but unlike in the olden days it is now the left wing who are demanding censorship even tho censorship in the past has badly affected them.



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