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2012-11-19 05:25:04 PM  
came here for this, so here :P
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There are times when you get suckered in,
By drugs and alcohol and sex with women, mm'kay.
But it's when you do these things too much,
That you've become an addict and must get back in touch...

You can do it, it's all up to you, mm'kay,
With a little plan you can change your life today!
You don't have to spend your life addicted to smack,
Homeless on the streets giving handjobs for crack,
Follow my plan and very soon you will say, it's easy m'kay!

Step 1: Instead of ass say buns, like "kiss my buns" or "you're a buns hole"!
Step 2: Instead of shiat say poo, as in "bull poo", "poo head" and this "poo is cold".
Step 3: With biatch drop the 't' because bich is Latin for generosity!
Step 4: Don't say fark anymore 'cause fark is the worst word that you can say, so just use the word mm'kay!
 
2012-11-19 05:26:44 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: BadAdviceGuy: You could stop cursing all the time, however there is absolutely no reason to. Language is language, and you should never intentionally limit the vocabulary of your child.

Fitting handle.

One child says to another on the playground
"You're ugly, doodypants."
the other child responds
"Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch."

Which child would you rather be the parent of? All parents of the responsibility to make sure their children are well armed with the right vocabulary for the right situation. Anything less is bad parenting.


Which one has the higher IQ, is better looking, and comes with a hot milf?
 
2012-11-19 05:27:08 PM  

moothemagiccow: WhippingBoy: When my son way very young, I used to swear in front of him, thinking it would do no harm.

Then one day, when he was about 18 months (with a limited vocabulary), I heard him say, "f**k this s**t!".
There's nothing quite as humbling as knowing that you've taught a baby to swear. I don't think I've sworn since that day.

They're going to do it at some point in their life. What's the big deal?


Not true. Some people do not swear. It makes you sound like an uneducated redneck who lacks self control. Better to learn that young. Like it or not you will be judged by others. One wrong word can completely alter another persons view of you. Sure, maybe your child will learn to swear but do you really want to be the one who teaches him?
 
2012-11-19 05:29:36 PM  
Oooooh, special, magical words! Spooky ooky words that make you sound dumb, or offend people by referring to common bodily products and actions, or maybe give you cancer, or re-crucify the baby jesus all over again, or something equally silly and childish according to people who are all mighty and pure and good and moral and special.
Magic! Superstition! Oooooooooooooo!

Most languages have always had a space for exclamations and expletives of some kind. They are useful as both verbal filler and as a brief mental distraction in times of stress or pain (there was some study where people that cursed and yelled could keep their hands in a bucket of ice water longer than people that tried to keep silent). The words, and their meaning, change over time. The prohibition on using such words is usually a class/control thing--if you don't use those words then you're special and pure, but if you do you're terrible and low class. Never mind that in creating alternatives for those words (gosh, darn, shoot, heck, flip, and so on) you're still using those words. You're still invoking them and their meaning, so even uptight religious folks, with their gosh's and h-e-double-hockey-sticks are hurting jesus. Or whatever.

I think I'm going to teach my kids to think and act rationally, and to chose their words accordingly, and you can go fark yourself if you don't like it.

/Can't wait for that first call from a teacher.
//Little Timmy said what? I raised him better than that--he should have said "fark" instead of "shiat," it would have been more grammatically appropriate.
///Ooooooooooooooooo!
 
2012-11-19 05:32:24 PM  
Just read TFA by Jessica Grose (more like Gross!) and all I can say is, "Who the fark cares, you ugly-ass biatch! With a face that eerily resembles a cross between Mr. Ed & Shelly Duvall, you should consider yourself farking lucky you found ANYONE desperate enough to put a baby up in ya!"

Exhibit A
horseandman.com

Exhibit B
3.bp.blogspot.com

Exhibit C
www.slate.com 

Just sayin'.
 
2012-11-19 05:40:06 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Which one has the higher IQ, is better looking


I'm not telling, because I'm slightly worried about you molesting one of the fiction children in that example.
 
2012-11-19 05:42:15 PM  

Mija: moothemagiccow: WhippingBoy: When my son way very young, I used to swear in front of him, thinking it would do no harm.

Then one day, when he was about 18 months (with a limited vocabulary), I heard him say, "f**k this s**t!".
There's nothing quite as humbling as knowing that you've taught a baby to swear. I don't think I've sworn since that day.

They're going to do it at some point in their life. What's the big deal?

Not true. Some people do not swear. It makes you sound like an uneducated redneck who lacks self control. Better to learn that young. Like it or not you will be judged by others. One wrong word can completely alter another persons view of you. Sure, maybe your child will learn to swear but do you really want to be the one who teaches him?


I'm looking forward to teaching my children to say "go fark yourself" to the kind of sanctimonious pricks that judge people on superficial, arbitrary shiat like this.
 
2012-11-19 05:43:39 PM  

Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.


The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.
 
2012-11-19 05:46:18 PM  
Everyone in my family swears all the time, but my parents actually taught me from the young age when it was ok and when it was not.

/Remember's asking at what age i could swear when i wanted
//it was 13
///First thing I said on my 13th birthday was "god damn I'm farking glad I'm 13 now"
 
2012-11-19 05:47:02 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-19 05:47:43 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Dear everyone. Your baby can't understand words in the womb.


I suspect she's more worried about being unable to break her regular vocabulary habits in the next year or so before the kid starts becoming verbal (6-18 months, iirc) than taking the "recognizes songs in the womb" shiat seriously.

I mean, I would argue that she should make an effort, but more for the purposes of avoiding casual invective than avoiding "curse words" or "profanity" as such. A kid cursing when he's actually upset isn't really a problem, but one that says things that are ostensibly indicators that they're upset when they aren't particularly has a bad habit that they're going to have more trouble breaking as a child than you are as an adult.

Plus, a kid casually using abusive language outside of its appropriate context is, to a teacher, a pretty big red flag with the word "ABUSED" on it in thirty-point font. So you're probably saving yourself some interaction with social services if you at least teach your kid to cut that shiat out unless they've just injured themselves or something, rather than casually using phrases like "cut that shiat out" in otherwise polite conversation.

//Learned to curse in the traditional fashion, by being a passenger in the car while my mother was driving. Her vocabulary goes 1500 miles northeast and down two income brackets every time her foot touches an accelerator.

//I have reported suspicions of abuse for middle-schoolers using abusive language casually, it's actually one of the things you're instructed to look for, as where they pick it up from often isn't quite so inoffensive. Obviously not the same for teenagers, they're farking teenagers and they curse because, like smoking, it's farking cool.
 
2012-11-19 05:48:39 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.

The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.


Exactly. I found that the most powerful bully repellant in school, no matter what the age, was the phrase "go fark yourself." It's hard to have a good comeback for that one in general, and even more so when you're not expecting your victim to fight back.

/Pretty useful as an adult too.
 
2012-11-19 05:49:58 PM  
fark you pal.
 
2012-11-19 05:51:28 PM  
When I want to curse, but can't, I say "rats."

But I'm thinking "big farking rats, with balls this big and a dick this long."

/nothing is obscure, etc.
 
2012-11-19 05:51:48 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Dear everyone. Your baby can't understand words in the womb. Stop acting like they can already speak your language before they're born. If you want to talk inflection, then does it still matter? If you scream "CHEESE AND RICE!" instead of "JESUS CHRIST!" isn't the baby still hearing your pissed off voice regardless of what words you're using?


OH COME ON!!! didn't you watch twilight? You know it must be true if they say it's so there!
 
2012-11-19 05:52:12 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: When I want to curse, but can't, I say "rats."

But I'm thinking "big farking rats, with balls this big and a dick this long."

/nothing is obscure, etc.


Nice job, Little Billy.
 
2012-11-19 05:52:26 PM  
Can't believe I'm the Weeners this:

www.projections-movies.com
 
2012-11-19 05:53:35 PM  
I am not a parent, but sometimes I find their priorities a little skewed. Saying harmless words is grounds for punishment, children are taught that sex is dirty and wrong and are blocked from seeing it...

...but here ya go, little 9-year-old, it's your very own Call Of Duty game. Look at that guy's head being blown clean off, isn't that awesome?
 
2012-11-19 05:55:22 PM  

ckccfa: Exactly. I found that the most powerful bully repellant in school, no matter what the age, was the phrase "go fark yourself."


To be fair, if you have the irritated glare to back that one up without it ending in an actual physical fight, then "go away" will get you the exact same result. It's more about not giving a shiat than how you express not giving a shiat. Same with, say, adult office politics.
 
2012-11-19 05:55:28 PM  
www.cineoutsider.com
static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-19 05:58:47 PM  

blatz514: I have one rule for swearing in front of kids; If you bring your kid into a bar, I'm not going to curb my language.


Children do not belong in bars. If I see one, I'm going to swear more loudly and frequently, and the child will probably be the subject of my ranting.
 
2012-11-19 05:58:51 PM  

oxxymoron: A well timed swear word can be devastating. If you run around cursing like a sailor, you just sound like a douche.


This. I've heard groups of teenagers where every other word is "fark". It really highlights a lack of vocabulary.
 
2012-11-19 05:59:48 PM  

Dragonflew: I am not a parent, but sometimes I find their priorities a little skewed. Saying harmless words is grounds for punishment, children are taught that sex is dirty and wrong and are blocked from seeing it...

...but here ya go, little 9-year-old, it's your very own Call Of Duty game. Look at that guy's head being blown clean off, isn't that awesome?


It was rated M before they started posting minimum ages instead to get around parents being stupid, now it's usually marked 17.

Not that there aren't child-rated games that feature violence, but it's more on the order of cartoon violence than photorealistic (or some attempt at it, anyhow) violence. By the time most kids meet the age rec for Call of Duty they're over the age of consent in most states, i.e. they can legally have sex _earlier_.

More an issue with movies than video games, really, since video games tend to be played with friends while movies are still regarded as family activities.
 
2012-11-19 06:02:41 PM  
I had an old girlfriend accidently curse in front of my 6 year old niece.She dropped a knife and
said'oh shiat'.No harm ,the kid walked away.It was the 1st time I had heard her curse.So I whispered
in her ear "you suck my c0ck wit dat mouth?"
 
2012-11-19 06:06:35 PM  
Cursing is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfarker.
 
2012-11-19 06:07:23 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.

The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.


If making sure your kid can out-curse the other kids on the playground is genuinely an organizing concern for you as a parent, so much so that you're willing to sacrifice their normal language development toward that end...more power to you, I guess. The world needs ditch diggers too.

But, I just don't see genuinely foul-mouthed little kids growing up to be "masterful" at much of anything, even cursing. That's sort of my point. When my kid is in the role of Child #2, I want him to be the one with the retort: "You know who else has doodypants? You're mom, ever since I gaped her ass with a tire iron while your dad watched."

But to pull that off, rather than just aimlessly emote with word-salads like "Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch", you actually have to tend to basics of language learning first...which means putting words with little grammatical content on the periphery of everyday speech.
 
2012-11-19 06:08:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: ckccfa: Exactly. I found that the most powerful bully repellant in school, no matter what the age, was the phrase "go fark yourself."

To be fair, if you have the irritated glare to back that one up without it ending in an actual physical fight, then "go away" will get you the exact same result. It's more about not giving a shiat than how you express not giving a shiat. Same with, say, adult office politics.


Eh, I was dealing with snooty rich kids in high school, so I think the "fark" was a better repellant for them. Besides, then I didn't even have to turn my head to look at them.
 
2012-11-19 06:13:12 PM  

Parthenogenetic: I swear like the proverbial sailor at work.


The proverbial sailor? Which proverb refrences sailors?
 
2012-11-19 06:16:21 PM  

Bumblefark: BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.

The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.

If making sure your kid can out-curse the other kids on the playground is genuinely an organizing concern for you as a parent, so much so that you're willing to sacrifice their normal language development toward that end...more power to you, I guess. The world needs ditch diggers too.

But, I just don't see genuinely foul-mouthed little kids growing up to be "masterful" at much of anything, even cursing. That's sort of my point. When my kid is in the role of Child #2, I want him to be the one with the retort: "You know who else has doodypants? You're mom, ever since I gaped her ass with a tire iron while your dad watched."

But to pull that off, rather than just aimlessly emote with word-salads like "Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch", you actually have to tend to basics of language learning first...which means putting words with little grammatical content on the periphery of everyday speech.


That's odd--this foul-mouthed kid is getting a PhD in English from a top 30 university. (And I teach composition!) But who knows, maybe if I hadn't stunted my intellect by using silly magic words as interjections and exclamations I would be some kind of farking rocket surgeon or something.

/At a top 10 school!
 
2012-11-19 06:17:01 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Parthenogenetic: I swear like the proverbial sailor at work.

The proverbial sailor? Which proverb refrences sailors?


"Loose lips sink ships"?
 
2012-11-19 06:17:48 PM  
Years ago, my kid in second grade was playing with a rubber band on his wrist. He pulled it too tight, and when it popped his wrist, he said "shiat.'' The girl sitting next to him immediately told the teacher he said, 'shut up.' At that point, my son corrected the girl, which caused the teacher to have the vapors. At the conference with the teacher, we calmly explained that epithets are most appropriate in times of stress, such as pain. After we told her we would only give a consequence for inappropriate language, she had another case of the vapors, so he moved to another class, with a more mature adult.

He still cusses when stuff hurts or surprises him, and so do the rest of us. No one has died from it, and teachers rarely argue with honor roll students.
 
2012-11-19 06:21:10 PM  
The farking farkers farking well farked. FARK!
 
2012-11-19 06:31:39 PM  

ckccfa: Sin_City_Superhero: Parthenogenetic: I swear like the proverbial sailor at work.

The proverbial sailor? Which proverb refrences sailors?

"Loose lips sink ships"?


mgnews.ru
 
2012-11-19 06:43:33 PM  

ckccfa: Bumblefark: BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.

The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.

If making sure your kid can out-curse the other kids on the playground is genuinely an organizing concern for you as a parent, so much so that you're willing to sacrifice their normal language development toward that end...more power to you, I guess. The world needs ditch diggers too.

But, I just don't see genuinely foul-mouthed little kids growing up to be "masterful" at much of anything, even cursing. That's sort of my point. When my kid is in the role of Child #2, I want him to be the one with the retort: "You know who else has doodypants? You're mom, ever since I gaped her ass with a tire iron while your dad watched."

But to pull that off, rather than just aimlessly emote with word-salads like "Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch", you actually have to tend to basics of language learning first...which means putting words with little grammatical content on the periphery of everyday speech.

That's odd--this foul-mouthed kid is getting a PhD in English from a top 30 university. (And I teach composition!) But who knows, maybe if I hadn't st ...


Maybe. But, that's ok, the academic world needs it's ditch diggers too...
 
2012-11-19 06:51:45 PM  

Babwa Wawa: I used to curse like a stevedore before I had kids. I just stopped doing it in front of the kids. It's not f*cking hard.


I've always wondered who swears more, a sailor or a truck driver?
 
2012-11-19 06:58:26 PM  

Bumblefark: ckccfa: Bumblefark: BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark: Easy: the former. One child produced a grammatical statement. The other did not.

And, that's the problem: not the words themselves, but that it doesn't require much language mastery to deploy them. When they make up a disproportionate amount of one's vocabulary early on, they become a crutch. And then, fast forward 20 years, and Child #2 is still speaking that way in a mostly context-independent way whereas Child #1 has slowly acquired the skills to use profanity in a more artful and socially effective way.

The correct answer is that one of them said doodypants and should be severly beaten. Nobody who uses that term at any point in their life becomes an artful master of profanity later. If you want your child to when an insult fight, you've got to teach them to be a pro in profanity at an early age. Don't let your children bring a 'gosh darnit' to an F-bomb fight.

If making sure your kid can out-curse the other kids on the playground is genuinely an organizing concern for you as a parent, so much so that you're willing to sacrifice their normal language development toward that end...more power to you, I guess. The world needs ditch diggers too.

But, I just don't see genuinely foul-mouthed little kids growing up to be "masterful" at much of anything, even cursing. That's sort of my point. When my kid is in the role of Child #2, I want him to be the one with the retort: "You know who else has doodypants? You're mom, ever since I gaped her ass with a tire iron while your dad watched."

But to pull that off, rather than just aimlessly emote with word-salads like "Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch", you actually have to tend to basics of language learning first...which means putting words with little grammatical content on the periphery of everyday speech.

That's odd--this foul-mouthed kid is getting a PhD in English from a top 30 university. (And I teach composition!) But who knows, maybe if I h ...


At least I'm not in motherfarking Texas.
 
2012-11-19 06:59:40 PM  

Mija: Some people do not swear. It makes you sound like an uneducated redneck who lacks self control.


Not swearing makes you sound uneducated? I'd better start farking swearing right the fark now so all those assholes don't farking judge me by the words I choose to motherfarking use in this coontilicious language
 
2012-11-19 07:00:17 PM  

ckccfa: At least I'm not in motherfarking Texas.


Texas is a cool place, bigot.
 
2012-11-19 07:00:46 PM  
Must be the author's first child. After you've had a baby and raised him/her for a short time, you should be completely disabused of the notion that a fetus is even remotely sentient. Could the fetus's state of mind be influenced by rhythm and cadence and tone of voice? Sure, but that's as far as it goes. Maybe the baby, after being born, might stop crying when hearing a familiar voice, or something. But the words you say are completely irrelevant; of this I am certain.

I mean, we used to have a friend who, when she was knocked up with her first, swore that her fetus was playing games with her, swimming around inside to places where she pressed down with her hand. It's not like we brought it up after birth or anything, but I'm positive that she was extremely disappointed when she had this little eight-pound lump that couldn't even move on its own, let alone respond to prompts or social cues.
 
2012-11-19 07:01:05 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Babwa Wawa: I used to curse like a stevedore before I had kids. I just stopped doing it in front of the kids. It's not f*cking hard.

I've always wondered who swears more, a sailor or a truck driver?


Neither. This guy does.

/ oblig
// NSFW language, of course
 
2012-11-19 07:08:07 PM  
Newsflash: Children speak the way their parents do mixed with their own personality.

Film at 11.
 
2012-11-19 07:14:02 PM  
Sounds like she is from the quaint shiatballs, MO.
 
2012-11-19 07:16:34 PM  

Bumblefark: Maybe. But, that's ok, the academic world needs it's ditch diggers too...


If you're going to take the intellectual high ground, always be sure to use the correct form of "its/it's"...
 
2012-11-19 07:21:31 PM  
I don't understand this either. I don't have a baby but I manage not to curse around children. Furthermore, I love cursing at home or with friends, but I manage to not curse at all at work. Not that I'm some kind of prude but sometimes cursing makes some people uncomfortable and I don't really want to bother my co workers or give anyone a reason to say I am unprofessional or anything...
 
2012-11-19 07:23:19 PM  

GranoblasticMan: Bumblefark: Maybe. But, that's ok, the academic world needs it's ditch diggers too...

If you're going to take the intellectual high ground, always be sure to use the correct form of "its/it's"...


And if you're going to be an insufferable ass, make sure you're that guy who seems to finds something meaningful in pointing out typos.
 
2012-11-19 07:25:06 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: I used to worry about swearing in front of my daughter, but then I just said fark it. I gotta be me.

Naturally, she swears a lot now. But she's a little 5'1" college girl, sweet and studious personality, with a baby-ish face. So when she swears, it's sorta cute, disarming and earthy. Not slutty and cringe-inducing, like if she was a tattooed smoking bar-skank.

/miss her a lot
//coming home in 48 hours


Hah when my baby sister finally got out of the house and went to college my parents both decided to 'start swearing more'. Very funny and whenever the kids come home they encourage us to curse too.
 
2012-11-19 07:25:27 PM  

ckccfa: Texas


Ironically enough, where I ended up when I resigned my post digging ditches in the academic world.
 
2012-11-19 07:27:20 PM  

Bumblefark: GranoblasticMan: Bumblefark: Maybe. But, that's ok, the academic world needs it's ditch diggers too...

If you're going to take the intellectual high ground, always be sure to use the correct form of "its/it's"...

And if you're going to be an insufferable ass, make sure you're that guy who seems to finds something meaningful in pointing out typos.

"To teach is to learn twice over." --Joseph Joubert.

 
2012-11-19 07:30:09 PM  

Bumblefark: BadAdviceGuy: Bumblefark:

If making sure your kid can out-curse the other kids on the playground is genuinely an organizing concern for you as a parent, so much so that you're willing to sacrifice their normal language development toward that end...more power to you, I guess. The world needs ditch diggers too.

But, I just don't see genuinely foul-mouthed little kids growing up to be "masterful" at much of anything, even cursing. That's sort of my point. When my kid is in the role of Child #2, I want him to be the one with the retort: "You know who else has doodypants? You're mom, ever since I gaped her ass with a tire iron while your dad watched."

But to pull that off, rather than just aimlessly emote with word-salads like "Shut up you motherfarking cocksucking son of a biatch", you actually have to tend to basics of language learning first...which means putting words with little grammatical content on the periphery of everyday speech.


How is "You're mom..." any less of a word-salad than "Shut up..."? Seems a bit hypocritical.
Also, you have bum fark in your userid.

/periphery
 
2012-11-19 07:56:17 PM  
I've always enjoyed a well placed curse word or string of curse words, but I didn't become a master at profanity until I discovered Fark. Oh, you have taught me some gems.
 
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