Guerric Kendall wrote:It's probably a good thing Permies is such a fantastic resource for permaculture. On any other forum, my conscience would not allow me to support a place where such indecent principles of speech are maintained. That said, I don't listen to the podcasts, so it doesn't really bother me. Although I am grateful that such offensive language is not commonplace all over the forum. I do agree 100% with Lynn Jacobs. It isn't a matter of fear of the word, as it is the usage of a completely unnecessary adjective with foul connotations in an immature fashion. What it's harmless origins are, whether in french or sowing seed, do not matter as much as the modern definition of the word.
In one British study, researchers found that we swear to cope with situations that make us feel strong emotions, and that a good string of expletives can actually help us endure pain.
Rather than just proving we swear more when we're angry, the psychologists insisted, the study showed profanity can be an emotional coping mechanism which makes us feel more resilient.
paul wheaton wrote:I don't understand why people choose to be offended by the word "fuck".
.....- just because they have voluntarily trained themselves to this behavior.
I can think of no reason in the world to be offended by "fuck". It boils down to a simple choice.
paul wheaton wrote:Judith,
I think that my two groups could use subgroups like:
1.1) people who do not fear the word, but the word just doesn't pop out
2.1) people who do fear the word, but just don't openly shame anybody about it
And, I suspect many more subgroups.