Black People : What is a Curse Word?

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  1. skuderjaymes

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    what is a curse word? And how does a word go from being a regular word to
    being a curse word? And.. who maintains the list? ... and.. do curse words
    have context?.. or are they just "bad" no matter how they are used? Are
    words that describe sexual organs or the sex act curse words too? What is
    meant by the "Curse" part? Does it have something to do with the Bible?
    If so, where in the Bible does it say that the F-word is forbidden.?

    ... or.. or.. forget all of that.. .

    Just answer this one: Is the F-word considered a bad word because it refers
    to the sex act? What exactly is vulgar about the F-word?.. or the sex act?..
    and what about when the F-word is not being used to reference the sex act.. ?
    does context matter at all? ​
     
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    I tried at arms length bringing this up in the discussion of the N word about the context of words
     
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    Context is everything Mike.. The socio/political/historical origins and uses of
    the N-word are what set it out of bounds. If you don't get that, you don't get
    that.. but hey: what about the F-word? or any of the generic so-called curse
    words that are regarded as low-class or vulgar.. what sets them out of
    bounds? Who is offended when I say, " I don't give a sh**" ? And why are
    they offended?​
     
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    Brother SkuderJaymes ... i think everyone has their own level of sensibility, what they find offensive, etc.

    Growing up in my Mother's house, "butt" and "lie" were curse words ... we had to say "booty" or "behind" and "fib" or "story", respectively.

    Even here, years ago, someone called me a Negress, and a Sister got really angry with me because I took no offense to being called such.

    In a community like this, with so many different sensibilities, pleasing everyone can be a challenge.

    Even as Brother MiKe intimated above, the N word does not offend him, but it does most others.

    Most obscenities and profanity, the F one included, has history explaining why it's generally viewed as such, and I look forward to the research shared regarding them.

    For this community though, when you type a word in its entirety, and it is astericked out, management has determined it is not appropriate for us and our purpose.

    Fortunately though, many places welcome Black People cursing each other, and no history of the word is even required ... if that's what one wants to do.

    Love You!

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    i dnt care about the origins of the N word....same rules apply in terms of context...if you ppl are offended by the N word you can just as easily be offended by any other so called vulgar term.....**** that
     
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    With certain cultures foul language is concidered abharant behavior, in fact most indegenous cultures of the South Sea Islands, First Americans, Africa, South EastAsia, and Australia,
    follow that principle.

    A curse word is any word one does not like to be heard said in front of ones wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, or niece.

    There is an inner mind also that tells right from wrong and an experiment can prove that.

    Meditate for 2 or three minutes and focus on a mantra or affirmation or positive thought.

    Do that for two or three days, how does one feel afterwards by the 4th day??

    Now the next time, add three or more curse words while one meditates

    how did that feel, just that one time?
     
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    peace

    IMHO, a curse word is any word or term used with a negative connotation and it usually a word describing a body part or as you mentioned above, sex.

    I feel this is because the origins of most of those words come from europeans and their fear of the black mans "power". He used these words to describe us to his woman to try and scare her away from us. Not these exact words, but different variations and some have been shortened.

    For example, Dr. Frances Cres Welsing tells us in her book "The Isis Papers, the keys to the colors" in the chapter called 'the original M F'er', where that term was originated.

    If we want to use the bible, all one have to do is turn to genesis and check out the adam and eve story where they didn't know they were naked. Most curse words could be actually from when 'god' made them aware that they were naked and they started describing what they saw but didn't like what they saw so those words, body parts became "cursed".
     
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    :thinking: What is wrong with you young people today? You not caring about the use/origin of the N word? :eeek: so sad! That is an insult to your elders and your ancestors!
     
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    man, grow up.
     
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    peace

    I think that guy has been so corrupted by other message boards that it might take a minute until he snaps out of his funk and realizes where he is....
     
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