Talk:No Cussing Club

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I should try and get my cousin's boyfriend into the club. With him, every other word is fuck.

"So the fucking other fucking day, I fucking went to the fucking shop in my fucking car, and this fucking fucker fucking fuck fucked..." *head explodes.

Seriously, he really does talk like that. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 16:37, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps he's watched Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet too many times. (I think that was it. He really did talk like that in the movie.) MDB (talk) 16:57, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Or Scarface. "You all a bunch of fucking cock-a-roaches." Class movie. SJ Debaser 10:45, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
How about a "no spitting" club. The youth of today seem to use spitting on the ground as some sort of punctuation. Signed Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 10:51, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
I have been spitting a lot more regularly. I've given up smoking entirely for Lent so I have to do something else to keep my punk rock-image fresh. SJ Debaser 10:56, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Spit, I'm not so bad with, as at least it washes away. Chewing gum annoys me, though. Why, when there are bins everywhere in a town centre, do people just gob it onto the ground for other people to walk through? It's one of the main things I notice when I go to any European city; they just don't do that there. Bondurant (talk) 11:26, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Waitaminnit -- kids today are seriously spitting on the ground regularly? Back during my high school days, the only kids that spit were the ones that were poorly hiding the fact they were dipping Skoal at school. MDB (talk) 13:12, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm not going to do it because it's too obvious and lame of a joke, but this article could be improved if every third word was fuck or shit. As it is, footnote 10 is enough I think. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:04, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

I thought that too while writing it, but it'd be a bit too much to be honest. It wouldn't make a great impression on anyone visiting the site who happened to see it even if it was as a joke, not to mention the editors here who don't swear. SJ Debaser 19:46, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Is it a joke?[edit]

Or is this club/site for real? DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 16:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

It's for real. SJ Debaser 16:46, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Any idea if there's research looking at the connection between bad behaviour and swearing? I doubt swearing is the cause of bad behaviour, but then it could be related in the sense of the wp:Fixing Broken Windows theory. Personally I think there could be a connection, but it's more about the tone and the perceived impact of the terms being used. i.e. "I'll kill you" can be light-hearted even if the literal message is pretty grim. --ConcernedResident omg ponies!!! 16:51, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Chuffin' heck! I didn't realise there were 40,000 gimps as flipping big as that in the whole flaming world. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 16:53, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Watch your language, you pumpkin pumpkin, or I'll ram a riot baton up your pumpkin. --ConcernedResident omg ponies!!! 16:59, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I've been thinking for a while that we should probably have an article on swearing/cussing/expletives. There are a few interesting aspects of the subject, like the fact that oaths and "blasphemies" (damn your eyes, bloody Hell, OMG) which were once considered shocking are now predictably seen as mild or even rather quaint, while the swearwords regarded as most offensive, but also probably most prevalent, are the sexual ones (fuck, cunt), although there are plenty of synonyms for the same words which are not considered so taboo. It's very arbitrary that some words are just considered "bad words". WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:12, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

There's probably a limit to how much certain swear phrases turn mild. "Fuck your mother", for example, I don't imagine that that's going to be regarded as quaint anytime in the future (used just as much as cunt/fuck among Chinese-speakers). Probably not so arbitrary in this case that that is considered rude. Nullahnung (talk) 10:49, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
But would "go copulate with your mother," be any less vulgar? Does the word choice really matter? I mean I used a word that's not considered a curse and it's the same idea. --Sugarfrosted (talk) 10:52, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Stylistic choice[edit]

In the vein of the Bullshit! episode on profanity, we should refrain from all profanity in the article. Or in the style of serious barnacles-taking, we should put it everywhere. I advise the former, but the cool grown-up people may choose the latter (personally, I'd stick such a thing in the funspace). Scarlet A.pngpathetic 17:10, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I haven't seen that episode, but we should probably link to it under some bowdlerised name like "Cowpucky" or some such. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:15, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd lean towards no cussing in it until that very last line about "people know you are really upset", which should have an exquisite f-bomb dropped on it. ħumanUser talk:Human 22:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I like it as is. Footnote 10 is a simple but funny joke. At least it makes my simple brain happy. --ConcernedResident omg ponies!!! 22:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Whoops, I missed that. Sure, that's cool. Is it randomized yet? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:45, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Hooray! I made an article funny! SJ Debaser 10:38, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Hoorah! ħumanUser talk:Human 10:41, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Shall we call everything above the footnotes the no-cussing zone? Sprocket J Cogswell (fustigate 'em if they can't take a joke!) 02:16, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Please give McKay Hatch a Ig nobel prize for his bullpumpkin study[edit]

70.199.84.38 (talk) 23:09, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Fucking swearwords[edit]

There are too few of them. Worzelpete (talk) 22:09, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

this will help alleviate your pain ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 22:12, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
There's not enough Latino swearwords. Worzelpete (talk) 22:23, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Alternatives[edit]

There is a case for a 'No #unnessary# swearing club' - and possibly a 'Creative swearing club.'

As an amusement imagine the 'expletives deleted' lot (including Malcolm Tucker) forcibly signed up to the NCC. Anna Livia (talk) 11:22, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

So what's the point of this article[edit]

Because I see little point in ridiculing a harmless organization with negligible clout (and also promotes anti-bullying). People don't like swearing? That's fine, I don't see the problem. The jokes about it are usually super unfunny though, including our own article (I removed some of the "jokes") it's always the same trite "use swear words a lot to show how edgy and witty we are and how stupid and sensitive they are lol" (for the record, that funspace page is also extremely unfunny but at least that's a compromise for those that find it funny for some reason). We also overlook the real negative effects of swear words by paying too much attention to swear words used as release or an intensifier; we overlook when swear words are wielded as a weapon (hence the anti-bullying goal of the nature; heck, this organization got death threats). You can say, "well, you can still hurt people without swear words", but one word can go a long way; a parent's "you're a fucking parasite" would hurt a child more than "you're a parasite". It sucks I had to point that out, but yeah, swear words aren't so funny and "cool" when someone you love uses it on you. But ultimately, I see little point in an article on a silly organization that makes a smidge of a point and advocates silly ideas of "never swearing". --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 04:39, 25 September 2019 (UTC)