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Are there bad words?
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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:15 pm
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Okay, some of us are getting our posts edited for language, which is bringing up an interesting question, that being:

Are there such things as bad words?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:10 pm
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There's bad usage of words, so one could say that words become bad. Kind of hard to vote correctly in this poll.

I wouldn't say that the words that are being edited (although i completely understand why they would be) are "bad words" if used in a correct context.

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:15 am
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i guess if society deems them as inappropriate, then therein lies your answer. communication is all about perception and reception and successful transmission of ideas from one individual to another.

do i agree with these words being "bad"? not really. i mean, if i'm watching the osbournes and hear it ever 2.7 seconds, then i'd lean more towards yes. but if i'm listening to pedro the lion and happen to hear him drop the f-bomb because it is the only thing that captures the full ntegrity of his ideas, then no. i don't think that's bad.

my feelings are that it's purely contextual. but i'm going to cast my vote for "no," because i don't think there are words that are wrong to use, 100% of the time.

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:56 am
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i'm not sure that i can cast a 'yes' or 'no' in this poll. however, i do feel that there are some words that i choose not to use because they are negative words to me. there are certain words that don't sit well with me because i think we use these words rather frequently in such a negative context. then it kind of becomes a habit and it influences your thinking. i don't prefer to engage in negative habits if i can help it. also, i sometimes feel that 'bad' words are a lazy way out for the expression of feelings.
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