My mother used to tick me off about my swearing, especially on the blog, even on the day before she died she was wagging her finger at me to tell me off for swearing.

Well possibly she was wrong…I actually may be more honest and trustworthy according to this graphic emailed to me via the tipline.




Here is a short video about swearing [NSFW]


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  • blokeintakapuna

    Well… In Court one is made to swear to tell the truth… So it can’t all be bad…

  • cows4me

    What a fucking load of horseshit, fucking hell, what the fuck next.

    • BJ

      What did you just say – in English?

      If you really want to engage in communication that takes you forward swearing is not really the way to go. If you want to make a point, exclamation or release frustration, there’s nothing like good ignorant gutter language.

      • unsol

        He’s clearly taking the mickey BJ – have a look at his comments. He utters the odd word but nothing compared to many….and far less than WO!

        I am always curious about those who judge commentators on here for swearing or using particular swear words yet then continue to come onto a blog that regularly has words like cunt & fuck in the title.

        Go figure!

        • BJ

          So am I

          • unsol

            Hmmm I think you need to discover emoticons….or at least !

      • cows4me

        Oh dear you fell into that BJ

        • BJ

          Yeah Trying to be too cleaver – the first part was for you – the last part for whoever. But, you could try it in English

      • Mr_Blobby

        What the apple load of Banana, apple hell, what the apple next.

        • BJ

          Oh! That makes sense then.

    • Oh for fucks sake

    • unsol

      I think you deserve a degree in swearing :)

  • maninblack

    fucks sake

  • PlanetOrphan

    It depends on the intent … hide my delusion … emulate someone I think is cool
    or tell people who I am.

  • Michael

    I don’t swear, honest.

  • manuka416

    Yeah, the people who fill our courts and jails don’t swear at all!

    • The people in court and prison are all your lot Manuka – all maoris swear in every sentence, in my experience

      • manuka416

        Sounds like you need to broaden your experience :)

  • I don’t think decent, respectable people should be swearing all the time; I try not to

  • Pete George

    Swearing is far more effective when done sparingly.

    • manuka416

      That’s what I tell my kids – best saved for special occasions.

    • I don’t agree Pete, you can always tell a person who doesn’t swear often because they usually wince when using the profanity, or use the desired profanity in the wrong place in the invective…then they just sound sad.

  • GregM


  • oh well my son must be very F%^&ing honest.
    That makes people of the church a problem then, but we knew that, right?

  • Jimmie

    LoL so if I emailed you a graphic that stated that human behavioural studies had proven that Russell Norman was actually a monkey – then that would actually be true?

    • Ouch :)

    • Teletubby

      Are you trying to tell me that Russell Norman isn’t a monkey?

    • Mr_Blobby

      Fuck off cunt.

    • 4077th

      Get fucked Jimmie

    • Rodger T

      Maybe no-one gives a shit what YOU personally think?

  • unsol

    Swearing is fantastic – most of us on here do swear with great effect. Pete is right – it does need to be used sparingly into order to gain the maximum effect, but sometimes some words are just delicious & are just the perfect way to bring out the sanctimonious. The ones who think they are holier than thou (turn of phrase not pointing fingers at the religious).

    For me I love to use particular words in conversation with particular times of people where I know that the mere utterance of a naughty word has a massive impact. Such people I find tend to judge character based on language rather than actions & attitudes in general.

    For example someone in our family finds all swear words abhorrent yet willingly overlooked someone cheating on their daughter because “he was polite & never caused offence”. To me this horse before the cart stuff. Many of the best people I have ever met have wicked potty mouths.

    Some will argue the whole swearing around children thing & of course that is fair – our daughter knows swearing is a grown up privilege so if she happens to hear (very rarely) us utter the odd word she knows not to repeat it. Just like she knows when she sees us drink alcohol that she cannot drink.

    So if you like swearing do it & if you don’t then don’t assume you have the moral high-ground just because your language appears to be more polite….

  • johnbronkhorst

    Fuck…has to be the most useful adjective in the English language and possibly the world.

    • Dave

      Universally understood term: Fuck off.

      PC version: Why don’t you go on a sexual excursion.

    • Rodger T

      Billy Connolly agrees JBH,

  • cows4me

    For BJ in English. Several intercourse loads of horse faeces, orgy hell and what the intercourse next.

  • dumbshit

    a nyphomanical kleptomaniac= fucken thief; simplifies the text

  • Kacanga

    Isn’t it interesting how expletives stand out? When there’s a domestic going on next door at 3:00am all you hear is:
    “Blah blah F***ing C*** blah F***ing blah blah F***ing C***”

  • WayneO

    There’s no such thing as bad language, only bad use of good language.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    I try not to swear at people, but I swear about people.
    You fucking wanker, not ‘you are a fucking wanker’

  • LesleyNZ

    Your mother was right. Never forget what she taught you Whale. Here is another quote.
    “To use foul language means that one is not intelligent enough to find other words” (BK)