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    I think that "cuss" almost sounds like a bad word. Do you guys really call them that? "Cuss words"? That sounds so funny to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Long term sub. The regular (wonderful) teacher started the year like 36 weeks pregnant and went out about three weeks into the year, which kindov sucked of her, IMO. The LTS was a woman who had never had a classroom of her own before, merely subbing. Luckily there was only 15 kids in my sons class, but the woman was a pretty lousy teacher, which was a shame.
    We had that happen to my son in first grade but the sub was actually better than the regular teacher anyway. She was brand new to teaching but did a good job and we were bummed when the original teacher returned and was clearly just not focused on things.

    Back to the cursing, both kids say "Dang it!" all the time which cracks us up. Neither one of us uses that expression!

    I also think kids get very confused about language. When my son was in kindergarten or first grade I remember him telling me that "stupid" was a bad word, like a curse. I said it wasn't. He said they told him it was. I told him it wasn't okay to call a person stupid, but that the word itself was not a bad word and perfectly acceptable under the right circumstances. He asked for an example so I told him that a stupid thing to do would be to try to drink milk out of a Kleenex box. I think that helped clarify things.

    I don't like attaching too much power to everyday words. A little kid dropping the f-bomb is one thing; getting hung up on every word that has a negative connotation is another.

    But I don't want my kids running around swearing and upsetting people. There's no reason for it. It doesn't matter that it doesn't bother me personally, it's enough that it's extremely jarring to other people. I have worked hard to control my swearing at work; I saw how people reacted and I took the time to apologize to them and work harder on knowing my audience before I get too relaxed.
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    We usually say "swear word" or "bad word"

    'bad' probably sends a mixed message since I've made it sounds somewhat acceptable in certain circumstances. I've just never put that much thought into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I have worked hard to control my swearing at work; I saw how people reacted and I took the time to apologize to them and work harder on knowing my audience before I get too relaxed.
    My office environment is seriously prone to swearing, at least my department is. F-bombs and whatever else fly everywhere. And when i was working in the office everyday, i found myself having to 'switch on'/'switch off' every day because i got so used to it but still didn't want to bring a foul mouth home. I never intentionally chose to swear more, it just seemed to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    My office environment is seriously prone to swearing, at least my department is. F-bombs and whatever else fly everywhere. And when i was working in the office everyday, i found myself having to 'switch on'/'switch off' every day because i got so used to it but still didn't want to bring a foul mouth home. I never intentionally chose to swear more, it just seemed to happen.
    See, I used to work in tv production and everybody swore like crazy! Then I started working on the more supervisory side and spent more time in offices and I noticed some people actually wincing or having reactions to my vocabulary. I spoke to them about it and it turns out it really did bother them, so I've made an effort to change even though I don't work with either one of them anymore.

    I miss my foul-mouthed co-workers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I think that "cuss" almost sounds like a bad word. Do you guys really call them that? "Cuss words"? That sounds so funny to me!
    No, I don't actually call them 'cuss' words. I sort of dressed it up a bit, for the sake of the thread. I just say 'profanity' or whatever. 'Cuss' isn't used much in Canada.

    I have uttered "SH!T!!!!!" the few times someone almost crashed into my van with the kids in it, or maybe even a few expletives when some kid has ridden their bike out in front of me, stuff like that. I don't walk around my house all "@#$%%^ it" or anything.
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    I only skimmed the responses.

    I do not swear. That said, if my girls hear something from someone else and repeat it, I just calmly say that is not a word we use and move on. If you draw too much attention, they can think it is funny and say it just for the reaction.

    Funny story. My brother is an Athiest and his children never go to church. He brought his girls to church with my mother for her birthday. My 2 year old niece called out the F word in the middle of church.

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    We say "swear words" too.

    DD swore once when she was little little. I wanted to laugh my head off because although it was "sh!t" it sounded too cute. Anyway, I completely ignored her like it never happened and she hasn't sworn since.

    If I let any slip out, she tells me off and I have to apologise to her.

    When she was in nursery, in our house "Oh Em Gee" became one of those 'sayings' that we all couldn't stop using. I figured it wasn't a huge deal and was better than the original. I picked her up one day and the nursery teacher told me DD had said it and that she was made aware it was unacceptable. When I got her home, she was sad about it so I let her know that it was OK to say at home but at nursery she had to try and not say it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I only skimmed the responses.

    I do not swear. That said, if my girls hear something from someone else and repeat it, I just calmly say that is not a word we use and move on. If you draw too much attention, they can think it is funny and say it just for the reaction.

    Funny story. My brother is an Athiest and his children never go to church. He brought his girls to church with my mother for her birthday. My 2 year old niece called out the F word in the middle of church.
    I'm confused... Why does it matter if your brother is Atheist and his children never go to church? I feel like that part could have been left out of the story. Sounds judgmental to me but maybe I'm reading too much into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post

    Funny story. My brother is an Athiest and his children never go to church. He brought his girls to church with my mother for her birthday. My 2 year old niece called out the F word in the middle of church.

    Just goes to show what happens when you allow atheist spawn into church! It may have actually been a curse ~ did everyone check themselves for a third nipple when you got home?
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