Black People : SWEARING

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  1. KWABENA

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    Where did swear words come from? And why were they used so much?

    May be dumb questions, but it will certainly help those out who would like to know it from the start.

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    Brother Cedric Denson ... i don't have the answers to your questions, but a Sister here in the community once shared with a few of us in voice chat, that when you swear / curse at someone ... you are cursing them. Curse as in wishing harm upon their life, them, etc. ... curse as in a bad thing. Curse as in this definition of the word ... "An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something."

    It was the first time i heard such a great reason for not cursing.

    I wish i could share word for word what this Sister said, but i can't. She is still a Member here and may see / post to this thread.

    What i do remember, is that she put it in the context of our Spiritual selves, and how we don't even realize the great harm we may be wishing upon others, and ultimately ourselves, when we curse someone.

    Great topic.

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    What or whom makes a world a curse? English is a cursed language originated by a cursed people. Can one word really be worse than the next in english?

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    Thank you Destee. Like I said, it is for those who don't know about it. The way I see it, The Destee Family can and will open many doors to those weant to learn first-hand about topics.

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    Destee,
    Swearing and curseing ..is entirely two different things, one has nothing to do with the other.
    but of course, this is just my opinion.
     
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    swearing is loose tongue of foul words of hate and harmful
    as curse is a spell put upon you but when we say curse it's the words used
    by mouth to express anger or base a person out it's all sinful
     
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    This is what I thought it was. Neither way, I find it important to watch the tongue. But then again, not all "swear" words are bad and "curse" words are bad. For instance, @ss is in the Bible, and is no different than a donkey. However, when "confused" people say it, they do not acknowledge this; they mean 'fool!' (Just watching my tongue)

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    There is a difference between "swearing" and "profanity".

    FVCK
    ****
    PVSSY

    Those are vulgar and profane words, but they aren't really "curse" words or "swearing" in the technical sense.

    Actually the terms:

    Hell
    Go to hell
    D*mn
    Godd*amn

    ...are the true swear words.

    They pronounce d*mnation on someone by wishing them harm.
     
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    That sounds more like totally disrespecting God in His face than it does swearing.

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    Lol.....

    My mother used to say that.
    Everytime my father said "Godd*mn" she said it was like cussing God.


    No, that's not the case.

    You aren't directing it AT God, you are INVOKING the power of God to d*mn and condemn something.

    That's why it's called "cursing" or "swearing"....because you are in a sense invoking a higher power for punishment.


    Only God can really d*mn a thing anyway, so "Godd*mn" is actually no more worse than "d*mn".
     
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