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Forum topic by DKV posted 05-13-2015 05:46 PM 1403 views 0 times favorited 38 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2015 05:46 PM

Yesterday I was looking for a tool and used the expression “oh god!” when frustrated. My wife heard me and told me not to blaspheme. Later, I was looking for a tool and said “oh shit!”. My wife heard me and told me to not use profanity. Later, I was looking for a tool and said “oh frick!”. My wife heard me and didn’t say a word.

Here’s my quandry. We all know “frick” is just a substitute for “f_ck”. If “frick” is nothing more than a substitute then why is it acceptable? We all know what we really mean. Can someone help me? Thanks,

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 06:10 PM

I think you have to ask the master …. George Carlin. He knew the answers to everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMkNsMMvrqk

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 06:28 PM

You are asking ME??? A fellow that can make a Marine BLUSH?

People tend to wear ear plugs near the wood shop, even on the “good” days, let alone like last night….and it isn’t because of the noise….

Been accused of “Knows more fine swear words than any Sailor around.”

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 06:30 PM

My profanity is more frequent during glue-ups.

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 08:45 PM

Profanity is in the ears of the beholder. Personally I am more offended by fake cuss words than the real thing. Either bark it out or keep quiet, and don’t bother to use church lady substitutes. Real profanity has a way of adding emphasis to the spoken word, in the right company. It is not for everyone. I’m glad I must live in the right company because I hear it all the time, and vigorously participate as often as needed. Which is pretty much something in most sentences. ;-)

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#5 posted 05-13-2015 08:49 PM

Woodbum, the English language is beautiful and interesting when spoken with the correct amount of enthusiasm and clarity…use of appropriate adjectives also help define sincerity and meaning.

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#6 posted 05-13-2015 08:51 PM

I used all kinds of profanity when I was using hot hide glue to put together a chair and the dowels were too long (or the holes too shallow), trying to get the chair back apart before the glue cooled an set.

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#7 posted 05-13-2015 08:54 PM

Drdirt, is there a frickin’ difference between the dowels too long or the holes too shallow?

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#8 posted 05-13-2015 09:29 PM

Fck yeah! All the fcking time! Son of a bitch is my go-to.

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#9 posted 05-13-2015 09:37 PM

I really like your title:
Do use profanity or blasphemy when woodworking?

If it weren’t for the question mark, it would be a fine imperative sentence to which I would answer, “Yes Sir!”

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#10 posted 05-13-2015 09:50 PM

I try to use “SHUCKY DARN” when folks are around. That is why there is rarely anyone around. It always comes out DGMFSOB, or words to that effect, then it gets worse. Pules mussy!

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#11 posted 05-13-2015 09:57 PM

Having worked in a field where profanity is as common as the weather, I’ve been working to avoid it with much effort. But, you know every once in a while… I just blow the lid off the kettle and let go with a good one or three.
Doesn’t solve the problem, only lets off a little steam.

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#12 posted 05-13-2015 10:17 PM

Sometimes swearing is absolutely necessary. It serves a real purpose:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-swear/

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#13 posted 05-13-2015 11:07 PM

I don’t cuss much but I sure fart and belch a lot.

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#14 posted 05-13-2015 11:17 PM

I used to work with a guy who used swearing as “everyday” language. We were in the (crowded) lunch room one day and I asked him “Chris, can you say two words without swearing?”

Without skipping a beat, he said “F_ck No!”

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#15 posted 05-14-2015 12:26 AM

though I must say, having a 1 & 3 YO really puts a lid on the language at times. But in the shop? Anything is possible.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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