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Why we use sh*t

  1. May 29, 2008 #1
    instead of simply typing ****! :smile:
     
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  3. May 29, 2008 #2
    oo, I got the answer!
    but still, doesn't make much sense
     
  4. May 29, 2008 #3
    because they're are so many other four letter words that **** could be
     
  5. May 29, 2008 #4
    oo, initially I didn't type ****; filter did that.

    But I wonder why there's even such filter when people use sh*t anyways and it is considered acceptable.
     
  6. May 29, 2008 #5

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    It's not always considered acceptable. It's both profane and vague, so it could cause communication problems in at least a couple of ways.
     
  7. May 29, 2008 #6
    It's so that people know which bad word you aren't using. ;-p
     
  8. May 29, 2008 #7

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    It does make it a wee bit bothersome anytime you need to mention a textbook authored by Lifsh!tz!
     
  9. May 29, 2008 #8

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    Because, for some strange reason, you think that if the software censor is not actually invoked, then you're not breaking the forum's language rules. Or, maybe, because you are intentionally violating those rules, and wish to thwart the software censor's attempts to obscure it.
     
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  10. May 29, 2008 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes, for example, one might confuse sh*t with shat, thus making the tense unclear.
     
  11. May 29, 2008 #10
    Be@ts me. I don't run up against this problem.
     
  12. May 29, 2008 #11
    why not just shit?
    or
    Shit

    Anyway im far too young to be using thwese words or even understand them. I'm off to wash my mouth out now
     
  13. May 29, 2008 #12
    I use the exclamation mark. I foresee a thread lock in the future, and possibly a banning, but that's just the psychic in me...
     
  14. May 29, 2008 #13

    G01

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    I have done that on several occasions...(So many awkward times I walked into a bathroom in use because of bad censorship.:yuck:)
     
  15. May 30, 2008 #14

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    Knowing the history of a word makes it a lot less vulgar. It's obscene that such a word is censored.
     
  16. May 30, 2008 #15

    FINALLY i understand
     
  17. May 30, 2008 #16

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    I think a 'history of curse words' thread would be educational, but it would be kind of confusing talking about **** vs. **** or the advantages of **** over ****.
     
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