Friday, November 12, 2010

Your Turn

Two questions today.

#1 Were you allowed to swear at home? I was, and I think what it did in my case was I grew out of it so as a consequence do not swear all that much now. Oh sure, there is nothing like a good f bomb every once in awhile, but because I was allowed to I grew out of it.

#2 - Are you going to watch the Sarah Palin reality show? I will probably watch the first one just so I can discuss it if someone brings it up.

65 comments:

Alli Morgan said...

I'm in my mid-30s and I'm still not allowed to swear at home, lol!

And no, Sarah Palin is out for me. I start to see red when I look at her face. I would rather watch a Duggar clan marathon than Sarah Palin--and that says a LOT!

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Paisley said...

1. I wasn't allowed to swear at home. My parents and grandparents didn't swear at all, so it wasn't something I was used to. This was way back in the day when we only had network TV, VCRs didn't exist yet, and the only PG movies I saw were thoroughly vetted by my parents.

2. Beyond the politics, I won't watch the show because her kids are on it. I don't watch the Gosselins, Housewives, etc. for the same reason. Kids don't belong on reality television.

MontanaMarriott said...

1.OH HELL TO THE +^&(_%*(^$(*#$ NO, Mama and Papa Marriott were not having that at the house and sure enough the moment I went away to school I cussed every chance I got, lol

2. I can't stomach the idiot so I will pass.

von said...

#1 - Absolutely could not swear at home. DIdn't swear growing up at all. My parents don't swear. Of course now I swear, probably too much really. Although, not at my parent's house and I'm in my 30s too!

#2 - Hell no.

RocketQueen said...

Nope, I started gradually swearing around my parents after I graduated, but I had already lived abroad in Europe when I was 15-16 as an exchange student and I think they considered me mature enough to speak as I wanted. I really only swear now when I'm spitting mad.

I will absolutely not watch anything to do with Sarah Palin. Let me know when she talks about how she supports the aerial killings of wolves, though.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

1. Yeah, but no. If I cut my finger or bent my nail backwards and a shit came out, I didn't get in trouble, but there was no swearing just for the sake of swearing.

2. No because I cannot stand her dumb accent and really, her period. Not a fan.

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Kate said...

1. My mother still yells at me if I swear, and I'm almost 40! My stepdaughters are "tweens" and when they swear they sound rediculous. I know it's a right of passage for kids to swear, maybe when they are together, but not in the company of adults. Not a big fan of kids swearing.

2. Already go out of my way to avoid Sarah Palin in any capacity, so definitely will skip her show.

.robert said...

We were not allowed to swear at home and none of us do to this day.

The sound of Palin's voice and speech mannerism combined might possible drive me to violence if I had to spend any time listening to her.

redsiren said...

1. If my sister and I would have used profanity at home, we would had been outfitted with false teeth. I couldn't even use profanity in front of my father as an adult.

2. I'd rather be skinned alive and be made beef jerky than to watch anything remotely connected to Sarah Palin

KLM said...

1. No
2. No

On a personal level, if any of you live in NYC and are concerned about the appointment of Cathie Black as Chancellor of NYC Schools, please sign the petition and voice your opinions to your elected officials.

http://www.petitiononline.com/DenyWaiv/petition.html

The Nightmare Child said...

1. No.

2. HELL YES!!!! The Wicked Witch Of Wasilla is always good for a few laughs.

sunnyside1213 said...

I wasn't supposed to swear at home, but as a teenager and college student in New Orleans, I swore all the time. I always say I used my quota of cuss words up years ago, so I can't swear anymore. Beside, it's not very classy.

Sarah who?

iheartjacksparrow said...

1. The issue never came up because I had no desire to use profanity. Even now, many many years later, I only use an occasional naughty word when I'm really mad, like when I'm in a crosswalk and a car practically runs over me.

2. No. Palin annoys me, and reality shows are all scripted, so what's the point.

looserdude said...

1. I cussed around my friends and had a really bad reputation amongst their parents. My father didn't care as long as he didn't have to deal with it personally.

2. I don't watch any reality shows unless they're built around a game premise such as Survivor. But just watching people act like idiots? Nope. I can see that anywhere.

Pookie said...

1- nooooo...and i get major side-eye from my dad when i slip out a wordy-dirty now and then. not much of a potty-mouth tho, didn't have that as an example growing up and don't feel the need to acquire it now...it's low-budget and trashy. yeah, i judge, i admit it. it's too often the easy way out.

2-no interest whatsoever. major meh.

o/t: @redsiren...sends a cafecito made w/ bustelo your way. ;)

childeroland said...

1.) No.
2.) Maybe once out of curiosity.

nichole said...

1. Heck no - and even in my 30s I find it uncomfortable to swear in front of others. Only in the privacy of my own home and only if it's because I am in pain (I can be accident prone sometimes)

2. I'll watch it once to see what it's about.

Ms Cool said...

1. No. I swear pretty bad now.
2. Hell no.

Karmen said...

1. I mentioned this under post about Chloe Moretz. Yes, my parents let me swear, but they taught me when and where it was acceptable. I still swear today. However, I like to use swear words and big words, which I was forced to learn in high school, in the same sentence just to throw people off. I also said this under the other post, but my favorite part of being a linguistics major was swearing with my professors and studying - not judging it.

2. Fuck no, that bitch gives women a bad name.

Marybel said...

A little cussing with a sideways look at Dad to see if it would fly. Usually he couldn't help but LOL.
I ♥ Sarah Palin. Reality show? Maybe not.

Em Cue Em said...

A) No, I was not allowed to swear at home, though my dad swore like a sailor and my mom smoked a lot of pot. One time I tried to call my mom by her first name and she grounded me for two days.

B) NO. I'm boycotting Discovery right now. Fascists.

mom said...

I don't remember swearing around my parents. I think that we were just expected not to.

I try to really limit it around my son, though. I have a sailors mouth so I have to watch myself. But I've also taught him (he's 9) that he can say (around us only) "That dam shitzu is a bitch." Let me explain. We have 2 dams near by. So if one of those dams were to have a dog, it would be a shitzu. And she would be female. My thought is to kind of take the shock value out of it and show him that words are just words.

And I have absolutely no desire to see Sarah's show.

austinrob said...

1. Only my parents were allowed to cuss when we were little. That held for me for many years & I didn't really incorporate those words into my vocabulary until my Dad passed away. But I was 17 when that happened.
2. I've become increasingly unimpressed and turned off by Palin's comments. I only watch reality programming if it's some type of competition. Not to see someone act one way in front of cameras as to say "I always act this way". I'm not that stupid nor that desperate for a show to watch.

Merlin D. Bear said...

1) Wasn't allowed to curse at home growing up, however that was in English. The parents used to speak Yiddish around us though, so when we figured out which words were cuss words of course those entered the vocabulary, and the parents wouldn't say anything because we weren't supposed to know Yiddish.
As an aside, a lot of Yiddish cussing is actually a literal curse - for example, (forgive the phonetics) "ich hob zi ein draath" we were told meant "go to hell" when the actual translation is "I have you in the Earth"... meaning, I'll see you dead.

2) You're kidding, right? I'll only watch it if a rabid moose attacks her.
Wait...that might actually explain a lot.
Make that a herd of rabid moose.

blue sky said...

A) I grew up in a very strict Catholic household and could not swear, but I do now. At times, I am almost positive that the release of swearing prevents a heart attack!

B) Yes because Alaska is on my bucket list.

Anonymous said...

1) No, but when I am really pissed-off I will say the "F" word. I do say the word shit but that is as far as I go in swearing.

2) Not into the reality shows. If mom is watching it I might take a peak but that as far in watching it.

Sherry said...

I don't remember swearing at home, however I was very rarely at home as a teen and moved out well in advance of graduating from high school.

My kids simply love to swear. Especially my youngest daughter. It's like her favorite thing to do. She's 19 now and it's lost some of its magic - guess it was just a phase.

I'm on the fence about the new Palin experience. I'm hoping that all the good stuff will end up on The Soup.

skeeball said...

1.I never hear one swear word come from either of my parents the whole time I was growing up! I would never have even attempted to say a swear word around them. that being said, both my parents died when my 3 sisters and 2 brothers and I were between 18-27. We all started swearing and still do like truck drivers!! we all wonder what our parents are thinking about us up there! My kids, who are 26 and 31 swear, it kinda bums me out, but I am a horrible example to them on that score.

2 No fucking way!

nunaurbiz said...

We weren't allowed to swear (and when I was very young, my sister and I got my brother into BIG trouble for saying "bad" things so they washed his mouth out with soap). I remember the first time my dad swore in front of me. I was about 16. So I took that as a sign that it was OK to swear in front of them, tho nothing vulgar.

No I am NOT watching that show. But I'm hoping there will be clips online that I will watch of her being goofy. Probably not going to be too many because of the edited nature of the show, but I'm still hoping!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1. No

2. HELL no... ;)

Reese said...

1. Most definitely NOT. I've never heard either one of my parents utter a swear word, ever. In our house we were told that we were sufficiently educated and bright enough to be able to appropriately express anything without resulting to profanity. I admit to the occasional swear word as an adult, but I really don't like it at all.

2. I don't watch TV other than news, sports, and politics, so no to anyone's reality show.

redsiren said...

@Pookie Que rico with espumita!! Tx ;)

Amy in MI said...

I got spanked for saying "heck no!" when I was 7..and repeated a few sh*ts and a$#holes cause my dad said it. But now he doesn't cuss because he found God and so I respect that. But me playing Call of Duty gets all of the cussing out of me!

2. I'll probably watch because Alaska is so beautiful. I like Bristol, just not her mommy

chihuahuense said...

My parents swore, my grandparents swore. I don't think it is a big deal. Some people think it makes you look uneducated, but I don't think so. There is definitely a time and place, though. I don't remember swearing as a kid, but as an adult, I don't think twice swearing in front of parents/grandparent.

Sarah Palin is gross, and so is her whole family. I don't think it is cute that her daughter is doing DWTS and I don't think it is cute that she is going to get her own reality show. Enough already.

jax said...

1-sorda.my father owned a construction company,it was a second language. i swear more online than in real life.
just words that people give too much power to.

2- yes. come on i watch all that shit aside from Real Housewhores.

Miranda said...

I was allowed to swear at home as long as it wasn't directed in anger at another family member. So "This fucking sucks!" was okay, calling my brother a fucking asshole got my mouth washed out with soap, as did screaming "YOU'RE NOT HIS FATHER!" at my dad in relation to his step-son (my half-brother).

Pro-tip: getting your mouth washed out with a bar of soap is preferable to liquid dish soap. Ugh.

Pookie said...

@redsiren: the way the good lord intended!

Ice Angel said...

1. Didn't swear in front of my parents even as adults.
2. YOU BETCHA!!!

New Life and Attitude said...

1. I had much older brothers who were in the Army so I learned some great words/phrases from them. My dad would also swear, but not my mother. I was able to use certain words and not get into trouble but the F word didn't creep into my vocabulary (at home) until I was in my 20's. It doesn't matter now because I haven't even spoken to my parents in 4 years and the last thing I said to my mom was F off.
2. I'll probably catch the first one so that I can understand what the hype is, but I can't see myself watching it on a regular basis. I don't like her and don't really understand why she is getting a reality show - especially since she still talks about running for president. I just can't see that happening (or maybe I should say I don't want to see that happening).

redsiren said...

@Pookie Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

Derek X said...

1. My parents were so strict, we weren't even allowed to say non-swear words like "Lie" or "Stupid" or "Butt".

2. The only way I would anything involving Sarah Palin is if I were forced to do so 'A Clockwork Orange' style.

ardleigh said...

1)No. My dad would say, " You were raised better and have an enormous vocabulary. Use it instead."

2)No. I'd rather watch paint dry, but if she's willing to pay me to watch her I will suffer through.

MCH said...

#1. Parents were minimal cussers. I think they let me say hell/damn once I was in high school. They probably shouldn't have let me say even that b/c I swear like a sailor now. I am really trying hard to stop doing it so frequently but it is a HARD habit to break. I know it makes me sound uneducated (which I'm not). It's the one NY Resolution I haven't been able to keep AT ALL.

#2. I won't intentionally watch it but if it's the only thing on....I might just for reasons Enty mentions.

HannahPalindrome said...

1. No

2. HELL NO! Thanks for the laugh!

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

1. I was not allowed to swear at home growing up, but as an adult, I don't edit myself.

2. Absolutely not.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

When we were little, our parents made an effort not to cuss in front of us, although I don't recall actually being punished for it; it just wasn't something we did at that point. True story: my mom actually had to teach me how to swear as a young adolescent! I didn't have a lot of friends growing up and was extremely naive, so my mom, not wanting me to get myself into trouble through ignorance, explained them to me.
I didn't really swear much even then (I think "shit" was probably the worst thing I said), so I joke that my mom swore more than I did when I was a teenager. ;-)

Times change, though, and now the entire family swears on a regular basis, and we don't think anything of it; between that & my somewhat bohemian social circles, I'm a complete potty mouth these days. My, my...

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Oh, and as for #2: FUCK, NO!

(My sister actually lives in Wasilla, and has met most of the clan, FWIW. She says the rumors of Bristol being the youngest kid's mom are BS, but is inclined to think the whole tribe has gone severely downhill over the past few years; being fame junkies is apparently not doing any of them any good.)

chihuahuense said...

I think the thought of her being a public servant/fame whore is what leaves the biggest distaste in my mouth.

Selock said...

#1 We swore like little sailors for a brief period when I was 8 and my sisters were 12 & 16. I don't remember it being allowed, but I remember disregarding the rules for one hilarious summer.

Palin? No. Fun fact though, I just discovered a political term: Palingenetic. As in "palingenetic ultranationalism". Lookit up. IMO not a coincidencental occurrece of "Palin"". LOL.

witwritergirl said...

My kids can say what they like- in the house. At school or around other people they'd better mind their manners. I'm an old hippie and believe the one safe, honest place in the world is your home. If you can't say what you'd like in there, where can you?
As a result they're wonderful, honor roll students with good hearts. So what if a good old "ah crap" flies every once in a while?

Robert said...

#1: Are you fucking shitting me? Hell, yeah!
#2: Are you fucking shitting me? Hell, no!

The Tempestuous MB said...

I was not allowed to curse until around 17, when I officially become an adult in my household. It's funny because I was thinking about this recently.. thinking that I swear way, way, WAY too much. I'd like to stop, but it's fucking impossible.

The Tempestuous MB said...

Oh and re: #2 - no fucking way, not on your motherfucking life!

redronnie said...

Never, no way as a child..and now it simply not in use in my home. I assumed my younger sisters followed my example, until I brought it up in a conversation and their husbands nearly toppled off their chairs laughing..apparently they have potty mouths when I'm not around..I simply think I can verbally express myself without using vulgar language..however, when I do on the rare occassion drop the "F" bomb - they know I'm serious. No, I will not watch that fucking moron Sarah Palin, I'm fucking serious.

Bronze Sparkles said...

I wasn't allowed to curse until I became a teenager then I was allowed to. I dont curse all the time, just every now and then for dramatic effect

FUCK SARAH PALIN, I will not watch her show :)

fletch_in_dubai said...

1. Swearing was strictly forbidden at home, and now I swear like a sailor.

2. I thought I ALREADY HAD been watching the Sarah Palin reality show for the last two years.

shakey said...

1. Not really, but I didn't feel the need to do it in front of my mother. I do remember I was in Grade 4 when I first swore. It was the word "shit". I love the word fuck but I've really toned the swearing down because of my son. He has sworn but I ask if it was really necessary to the situation. He doesn't do it often.

2. Probably not. Sister Wives was enough.

cricket said...

I nrver really cursed in front of my parents growing up. A shit or damn every once in a while. They never said anything so I guess I was allowed to.
As for Palin no fucking way.
The only way I would watch anything with a Palin in it is if it involved a low flying plane with hunters shooting at Sarah and family

Char said...

1) I was not allowed to swear at home, and even now (I'm 29) I notice when I swear in front of my parents and wince a little inside. I feel uncomfortable doing it. I swear all the time in other circumstances though.

2) No. I hate the woman. HATE. I have no interest in watching her show. I may watch clips on Youtube of her especially stupid moments though.

kathrynnova said...

no, no.

i wish she would go away. people even devoting time to make fun of her or criticize her just keeps her name relevant and her popularity growing. we should stand together as a nation and simply ignore her and her fame-whoring family.

(i know i was just a hypocrite)

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caydian said...

1. No swearing at all. If caught swearing, we were made to BITE down on a bar of soap. YUCK.

2. ABSOLUTELY I will watch Palin's show. I adore Sarah and plan on watching the whole series. Last night's show had some breathtaking views of Alaska. Loved the bears and the Salmon fishing incident. I don't think I'll put 'Climbing Mt. McKinley' on my bucket list. Sarah better keep an eye on that Willow, though.

__-__=__ said...

1. No
2. I'm really glad I don't have cable any more!

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