tbh it's still a fair question
― even blue cows get the girls (darraghmac), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
The truest answer to the question of crap vs. shit would be far over the head of a child, especially since it rests on revealing how irrational adults often are.
― Aimless, Friday, 2 September 2011 17:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
i used 'fuck' all the time. i was a foul-mouthed little boy.... think the first time i used it was perhaps when i was 6 or 7.
― jizz inside of your nose (the table is the table), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
My parents cursed often and well, which meant I didn't need to. My first abashed "fuck" I said in ninth grade. Even now I employ it self-consciously, as in "I will now insert `fuck' into this sentence.'"
― Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
When I was about 7 I drew cartoons (or a bunch of ugly scribbles I liked to think of as cartoons, anyway) - I drew one at school with someone saying "oh fuckeroonie", which I thought was a brilliant word I had made up, and passed it around my friends, who found the word unusually hilarious and made me hide the cartoon when the headmistress came by, to my confusion
At the same age, kids at school threw around the word "shit" like nobody's business. I thought it was slang that only our school used, since I never heard it from my parents or on the kids' TV they let me watch. When we went on a schools' day out with other schools in the area I was surprised to hear the other kids saying it too.
I changed school a couple of years later and was shocked that the kids there said "damn" (lol posher school), cz my parents had told me never to say that, whereas they'd never mentioned "shit" or "fuck".
― the ascent of nyan (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh I must have been in my teens. Maybe even later on. I went to a very strict school - we weren't even allowed to speak in a dialect on the playground - and I took it to heart. Nowadays? In English I will through in fuck quite a lot but in my own language I tend not to.
― Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Unsurprisingly I learned it at school. It must have been first grade when I first uttered the word.
― get even girls blue the cows (Michael White), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
had a fairly comprehensive portfolio of profanity by the time i reached school, probably before playgroup even
i have a vague memory of being given a parental wallop for calling someone a cunt which put me off using the word for a long time after, perhaps as much as 5 minutes
― Once Were Moderators (DG), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
i said the n-word and lex pretend's parents flew over the pondy wondy and gave me a right good thrashing, pip pip
― delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
― delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
5 yrs old - yelled it into a microphone at a party in front of my mortified mother
― Darin, Friday, 2 September 2011 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
what age did you first say "perchance"?
― Birth Control is Sinful in the ILE Marriages (Latham Green), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
― delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), vrijdag 2 september 2011 20:25 (32 minutes ago) Bookmark
rofl... the "pip pip" at the end kills me
― Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
― I can feel it in my spiritual hat (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 2 September 2011 18:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
3 yr old my gf babysits keeps saying "god damn it" at quiet moments in this long drawn out resigned way its hilarious
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 2 September 2011 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
suggest unbanned whiney
― even blue cows get the girls (darraghmac), Friday, 2 September 2011 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Throughout my earlier childhood I had a virtual phobia of swearing, despite the fact that my parents weren't completely averse to it. I'd go as far as to spell out any controversial word when relating its occurrence - whether it was f-a-r-t or the dreaded b-l-o-o-d-y. Eventually, I relented and began using anything up to and including 'shit' - but two words remained verboten.
It was when I was 14, in the school dining hall. A friend of mine (although back then more of a low-level bully - weird how the dynamic shifted) was, as usual, trying to wind me up. He knew full well of my aversion. So it was that he made his fateful accusation: "You fuck horses". To which my response: "I don't fuck...................oh".
This was obviously a disaster, and disastrous times require stern measures. Namely, mental tabulation of the precise number of times that foul word had passed my lips. Once the first had happened, it was inevitable that without a virginity to preserve, I'd find it easier to fall prey, and so it proved. However, I retained a particle of self-control, compounded by a keen memory, and the fruits of my obsession tallied thirty-six fucks (lamentably annexed by two cunts - how the star had fallen!) when the edifice I'd spent my youth upon was annhilated for good.
For then it was that other school-friends of mine, having grown aware of my unique disincentive, gathered about me in counsel and beseeched that I depart this misery once and for all. "Try it, just swear! Just say fuck!" Well, what was I to do? I yielded, haltingly at first, but then with a savage catharsis, repeatedly, at the four walls of the room, out through the door and into the world beyond. Out, out they flew, uncountable myriad, dashing to as many pieces the resolve of yesterday! Fuck! Cunt! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!
I often think back to that moment where I leapt the precipice, and I wonder whether sometimes integrity is a thing best left slain. But really, it wasn't a fact of integrity. There were thirty-eight reasons I did what I did, and whatever the number is now, I know more firmly than ever that it is the other words which count for most.
― once a week is ample, Friday, 2 September 2011 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, the thing that made me and my sister laugh so much re my niece is that she was pulling off inflections and substitutions and facial expressions which were totally "d00d it;ls the 21st century get with the programme!" -- but she's very good at making us laugh, which is probably storing up trouble (she can get out of bother with US, she knows how to put on a show, but at some point she's going to encounter someone with another set of rules)
my mum would have found this all VERY funny
― mark s, Friday, 2 September 2011 23:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I was about 16, I think. My parents didn't curse around me until I was about 18-19, even though I'd pretty much gotten the (correct) impression that my mother had a filthy mouth much earlier.
― Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Saturday, 3 September 2011 03:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Probably not until I was 12. I didn't know what it meant.
― corey, Saturday, 3 September 2011 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I very clearly remember deciding to say it in a conversation when I was 11.
― Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
i first said 'cunt' when i was 7 iirc
― diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Age 6. My friends were debating as to whether the correct spelling was "fuk" or "fuck", so I asked my mom.
― ockfen aprilscherz (Ówen P.), Sunday, 4 September 2011 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Said it v young. Wrote it on the board in huge writing aged six, got in bug trouble. Rebel.
― LocalGarda, Sunday, 4 September 2011 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Big trouble, no bugs present.
― LocalGarda, Sunday, 4 September 2011 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
still waiting for the right moment, it's gonna be awesome
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 4 September 2011 03:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
12? Always said bloody hell.
― jel --, Sunday, 4 September 2011 11:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
jel i find it hard to believe you have ever said fuck! you are way too nice
ps it is time you ventured into central london again to visit us
― mark s, Sunday, 4 September 2011 11:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
further to my accidental discovery of the word aged 7, I probably didn't use it again until a conspiratorial "lol rude words" conversation with schoolfriends aged about 10, and didn't attempt to insert it nonchalantly into a sentence until I was 12 or so and trying to sound tough (at school, again)
it probably didn't slip out unplanned until at least 18, but now I have a bad habit of muttering it if things go even mildly wrong, or occasionally if I'm on my own and have just randomly been struck by the memory of something stupid or embarrassing from a decade ago
was rather naive re: cunt, however; probably didn't even know this was a word until well into my teens. remember reading magazine interviews aged 13-14 and being confused as to why they'd starred "c***" out cz neither "crap" nor "cock" made sense or seemed worth starring
― the ascent of nyan (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 4 September 2011 13:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
called my lil brother a cunt when i was nine, it was just another word i'd learned off the headmaster's son tbh. He told on me, i got destroyed.
― even blue cows get the girls (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 September 2011 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink