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Old 06-01-2007, 04:05 PM
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Is Apostolic CUSSIN' sinful?

Some examples of Apostolic cussin':

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This is a pure load of organic material.
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If you can't blind them with brilliance, baffle them with.......well let's change that naughty word to buffoonery....
Then OF COURSE there's the EL TORO AWARD ....

My favorite was ... PP"s ...


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I really don't give a flyin' fajita how much jewelry Rhoni or anyone else wears
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We use euphemisms every day and they are a creative part of language ....

A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces, or in the case of doublespeak to make it less troublesome for the speaker.

Some are absolutely harmless ... for example the euphemisms we use for DEATH.

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The English language contains numerous euphemisms related to dying, death, burial, and the people and places which deal with death. The practice of using euphemisms for death is likely to have originated with the "magical belief that to speak the word "death" was to invite death; where to "draw Death's attention" is the ultimate bad fortune—a common theory holds that death is a taboo subject in most English-speaking cultures for precisely this reason. It may be said that one is not dying, but fading quickly because the end is near. People who have died are referred to as having passed away or passed or departed.

Deceased
is a euphemism for "dead," and sometimes the deceased is said to have gone to a better place, but this is used primarily among the religious with a concept of Heaven.

Others include common euphemisms include...
  • pre-owned vehicles for used cars
  • A student being held back a grade level for having failed the grade level
  • correctional facility for prison
  • the big C for cancer (in addition, some people whisper the word when they say it in public, and doctors have euphemisms to use in front of patients, e.g. "c.a.")
  • bathroom tissue, t.p., or bath tissue for toilet paper (Usually used by toilet paper manufacturers)
  • custodian or caretaker for janitor (also originally a euphemism — in Latin, it means doorman.)
  • sanitation worker (or, sarcastically, sanitation engineer) for "garbage man" (Also known as dustman in the UK)
However, is it OK for us to replace cuss words???
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:11 PM
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Some examples of Apostolic cussin':

Then OF COURSE there's the EL TORO AWARD ....

My favorite was ... PP"s ...


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We use euphemisms every day and they are a creative part of language ....

A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces, or in the case of doublespeak to make it less troublesome for the speaker.

Some are absolutely harmless ... for example the euphemisms we use for DEATH.

Wiki:

The English language contains numerous euphemisms related to dying, death, burial, and the people and places which deal with death. The practice of using euphemisms for death is likely to have originated with the "magical belief that to speak the word "death" was to invite death; where to "draw Death's attention" is the ultimate bad fortune—a common theory holds that death is a taboo subject in most English-speaking cultures for precisely this reason. It may be said that one is not dying, but fading quickly because the end is near. People who have died are referred to as having passed away or passed or departed.

Deceased
is a euphemism for "dead," and sometimes the deceased is said to have gone to a better place, but this is used primarily among the religious with a concept of Heaven.

Others include common euphemisms include...
  • pre-owned vehicles for used cars
  • A student being held back a grade level for having failed the grade level
  • correctional facility for prison
  • the big C for cancer (in addition, some people whisper the word when they say it in public, and doctors have euphemisms to use in front of patients, e.g. "c.a.")
  • bathroom tissue, t.p., or bath tissue for toilet paper (Usually used by toilet paper manufacturers)
  • custodian or caretaker for janitor (also originally a euphemism — in Latin, it means doorman.)
  • sanitation worker (or, sarcastically, sanitation engineer) for "garbage man" (Also known as dustman in the UK)
However, is it OK for us to replace cuss words???
Nope...but this is just my humble opinion.

I am not the forum police or anywhere else for that matter. I have a hard enough time making sure my lips speak that which genders peace and not grief, both for my benefit and the hearer.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:13 PM
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Nope...
Would the venue change your mind ... let's say a CREATIVE EUPHEMISM ... is told from the pulpit????
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:50 PM
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Nope...but this is just my humble opinion.

I am not the forum police or anywhere else for that matter. I have a hard enough time making sure my lips speak that which genders peace and not grief, both for my benefit and the hearer.
During our travels I had some people ask were the crappier (toilet):sshhh

Thomas Crapper (baptized September 28, 1836; d. January 27, 1910) was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd. in London.

Despite urban legend, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet (the myth being helped by the surname). However, Crapper put in effort to popularise it and did come up with some related inventions. He was noted for the quality of his products and received several Royal Warrants. The noun "........" was in use long before he was born, but no longer used in Victorian Britain.

The manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey are now a minor tourist attraction.
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The words "........" and "crapper"

Main article: ........

The word "........" is old in the English language, one of a group of nouns applied to discarded cast offs, like "residue from renderings" (1490s) or in Shropshire, "dregs of beer or ale", meanings probably extended from Middle English crappe "chaff, or grain that has been trodden underfoot in a barn" (c. 1440), deriving ultimately from Late Latin crappa, "chaff."

The word fell out of use in Britain by the 1600s, but remained prevalent in the North American colonies which would eventually become the United States. The meaning "to defecate" was recorded in the US since 1846 (according to Oxford and Merriam-Webster), but the word did not hold this meaning at all in Victorian England. The connection to Thomas Crapper is conjectured by Hart-Davis to be an unfortunate coincidence of his surname.

The occupational name Crapper is a variant spelling of "Cropper". In the US, the word crapper is a dysphemism for "toilet," although it is not clear if this has anything to do with Thomas Crapper. The term first appeared in print in the 1930s. It has been suggested that US soldiers stationed in England during World War I (some of whom had little experience with indoor plumbing) saw many toilets printed with "T. Crapper" in the glaze and brought the word home as a synonym for "toilet" — a sort of back-formation from "........."

Yet another purported explanation is that Crapper's flush toilet advertising was so widespread that "crapper" became a synonym for "toilet" and people simply assumed that he was the inventor.


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Old 06-01-2007, 04:11 PM
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uhoh................ lol
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Any statement made with the connotation of declaring something to be a negative thing, is the spirit of cursing, not just cussing. To speak a word to something as though to make it bad by virture of the very speech towards it is "cursing" it. Man, God laid that conviction on me a while ago.

A curse is technically the speaking forth of something to suffer. And it is the same spirit when we speak to something and label it a negative name, when it actually is not so. Similarly, when people say GOD BLESS YOU, it is a bl3essing put towards someone that through our proclamation of it we are changing that person's normal experience to be a blessed one from God

Just a thought, anyway.
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Any statement made with the connotation of declaring something to be a negative thing, is the spirit of cursing, not just cussing. To speak a word to something as though to make it bad by virture of the very speech towards it is "cursing" it. Man, God laid that conviction on me a while ago.

A curse is technically the speaking forth of something to suffer. And it is the same spirit when we speak to something and label it a negative name, when it actually is not so. Similarly, when people say GOD BLESS YOU, it is a bl3essing put towards someone that through our proclamation of it we are changing that person's normal experience to be a blessed one from God

Just a thought, anyway.
Thanks Elder Blume ... something to chew on.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:34 PM
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Any statement made with the connotation of declaring something to be a negative thing, is the spirit of cursing, not just cussing. To speak a word to something as though to make it bad by virture of the very speech towards it is "cursing" it. Man, God laid that conviction on me a while ago.

A curse is technically the speaking forth of something to suffer. And it is the same spirit when we speak to something and label it a negative name, when it actually is not so. Similarly, when people say GOD BLESS YOU, it is a bl3essing put towards someone that through our proclamation of it we are changing that person's normal experience to be a blessed one from God

Just a thought, anyway.
Lots of people on here do no believe this, but I do. Read the thread on calling names from the pulpit; evidently they do no believe in the power of blessing and cursing.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:44 PM
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Lots of people on here do no believe this, but I do. Read the thread on calling names from the pulpit; evidently they do no believe in the power of blessing and cursing.
Well, I do...death and life lie in the POWER of the tongue!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:34 PM
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Any statement made with the connotation of declaring something to be a negative thing, is the spirit of cursing, not just cussing. To speak a word to something as though to make it bad by virture of the very speech towards it is "cursing" it. ....
If this be true, I've seen a fair amount of cursing of the UPC & charismatic movements on this site.
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