Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let's chat {bout f***ing swearing}

Warning;  lots of unladylike stuff coming up

s**t, f**ck, a**hole, b**ch!

So, I was out and about with my friend the other day, (check out her sweet-a** blog here) and the subject of swearing on our blogs came up.  We both swear like f**king sailors, but for some reason I find that I sensor all of my swearing on my blog.  "What the h**l" I thought to myself when I came to this realization. 



So this is me, a bourbon drinkin chick with a potty mouth, who can't seem to blurt it out on the internet.  Why I ask you?  Is this something that other people have issues with?  I definitely don't have any moral issues with it.  This is my blog, right?  If I swear in real life I should have the balls to swear on the blog, right?  On the other hand, I don't actually type out swear words in anything that I write.  Not in emails, not on Facebook, even in letters I will actually use the word effin instead of fucking.  How had I not noticed this about myself?  I don't have any children reading this blog, so that's definitely not it.  Will anyone like me less if I type out an entire swear word instead of using a cutesy cover up word?  Probably not. 

What do you think friends?  Do you swear on your blog?  My friend Julie seemed totally shocked to find that I sensor myself (obviously I was shocked too). 

Anyways...... sensoring is not something that I ever intended, and, although I am not a tough chick or even a badass, I swear A LOT! 



Ahhhhh, got that out of my system.  That is all. 

6 comments:

  1. I censor myself too! I swear when I'm with close friends etc, but I don't if I am first meeting someone-- and a blog audience isn't made up of close interpersonal relationships. Don't get me wrong, you can make good friends through a blog, but the vast majority of the people who read it are just casual readers. I suppose I look at it as being polite-- after all, you probably wouldn't swear if you were going to a "friend of a friend's" house for dinner or being introduced to someone new!

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    1. Good morning Tabetha! I didn't think about it this way, and since my instinct when writing is to censor, I will probably continue to do so. I actually think that I swear more when I'm excited and happy. Like, "that's freakin awesome!" except, you know, that other word. :) Maybe that's why I don't feel the need to make it harsh and vulgar. I suppose I will just see what comes out in my writing, and not worry about it too much.
      Anyways.... thanks for your thoughts. I love insightful comments. :)
      Trish

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  2. I think swearing is something where in real life, people know you so they know your personality and how you meant the curse word, but on a blog, personality is a lot harder to express, and swearing in type might come out a lot different than you mean it to (or anything you say, really!).

    Hehe, I don't know, though. I don't swear in real life, so I've never come across this sort of censoring! I do censor myself on other things, though, like sarcastic jokes that I type out and then realize they don't come across as a joke but rather something serious and rude-sounding. Y'know. I think censoring is totally up to you, but I think as with anything internet-related, it's always good to have a little discretion because it's really easy to be mistaken when people are only reading what you write and don't know you in person.

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    1. Hey there! Totally with you on the whole "people might take it the wrong way thing." I have a tendency to just blurt stuff out, especially when writing, so this could easily happen.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi! I just found you blog (bitchin), yes first blog cuss word (oops)! I also cuss like a sailor,but not in a public setting i suppose. I guess its because i am from the south, kind of thing? Love your blog, and i am going to follow! Pass to mine if you like, maybe we can follow each other!!
    XO Tami

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    1. Hey Tami. LOVE the word bitchin! Thanks so much for the bloglove. I'm checkin out your blog right now. :)

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