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View Poll Results: Which term do you use?
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Dakar V
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Feb 10, 2009, 11:11 AM
 
Inspired by the Dinner vs. Supper thread. As always, there is only one right answer.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 11:43 AM
 
wtf,

I don't F***ing believe this F***in thread, why not make more F***ing choices and why the F**** isnt this a public thread



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Feb 10, 2009, 11:46 AM
 
Cussing is for pussies!
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 11:55 AM
 
I should have seen this coming.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 12:01 PM
 
Cursing is for purses!
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Feb 10, 2009, 12:26 PM
 
Cursing.

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Feb 10, 2009, 12:28 PM
 
Curses!

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Feb 10, 2009, 01:17 PM
 
It's cussing, fools.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Swearing!
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
It's cussing, fools.
No cussing during supper.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Also, supper.

edit: Whyyy
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Plus, cussing is unladylike, whereas cursing is more socially acceptable.

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Feb 10, 2009, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Also, supper.

edit: Whyyy
I need to ban you from voting in my polls.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 01:48 PM
 
Cruising for me.
( I see what I did there.)

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Feb 10, 2009, 02:07 PM
 
I'd go with "cursing".
I've explored this topic thoroughly during my global travels, and my consensus is that only older people use 'cussing', and some southerners use "cussin'".
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:25 PM
 
swearing..

this makes me want to start the pop vs. "soda" thread but i have a feeling its going to be a heavy majority for "soda" or whatever you people say.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
swearing..
Not an option for a reason. (I agree, though)

Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
this makes me want to start the pop vs. "soda" thread but i have a feeling its going to be a heavy majority for "soda" or whatever you people say.
It's been done.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:30 PM
 
Oh Snap!
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Not an option for a reason. (I agree, though)

It's been done.
no surprise you have all the answers, haha.
fine i'll start the vacuum vs. sweeper poll!
maybe even the shopping cart vs. buggy poll!
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:34 PM
 
How about a Western vs. Eastern PA poll?
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
How about a Western vs. Eastern PA poll?
I think we have that one covered between gofridge and the Super Bowl thread.

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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
this makes me want to start the pop vs. "soda" thread but i have a feeling its going to be a heavy majority for "soda" or whatever you people say.
Neither its tonic
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
How about a Western vs. Eastern PA poll?
thats not even a contest, is eastern PA still around? crazy
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
thats not even a contest, is eastern PA still around? crazy
Yeah, we're that protective buffer that stands between you, and NJ's stank. Thank us later.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:48 PM
 
I could've used some eastern PA last week when NJ had that sweet smell thing going on.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, we're that protective buffer that stands between you, and NJ's stank. Thank us later.
Good call, i'll give you that one
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:51 PM
 
So would you describe it as a "taint"?

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
So would you describe it as a "taint"?
No, that's the mid-west.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 03:06 PM
 
Cussing - yo mofo mofo mofo'd my mofoing mofo!

Cursing - May antelopes stalk your ancestors and your credit card debt become unmanagable.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 03:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
maybe even the shopping cart vs. buggy poll!
My partner calls it a "trolly".
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 03:33 PM
 
As a non-believer in "bad" words, I do both. But I think I'm more adept at swearing.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 03:36 PM
 
Apparently, if you're into bestiality you prefer the term 'cuss'.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
maybe even the shopping cart vs. buggy poll!
How about Shopping carriage
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Feb 10, 2009, 04:59 PM
 
Okay, obviously if I'm writing a paper (or even a blog post), I'm going to write "swearing" or "cursing."

If I'm in a casual environment, I'm going to say "cussing." No doubt.

Oft-used phrase in my family: "He/she was cussin' up a storm."
     
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Originally Posted by zro View Post
As a non-believer in "bad" words, I do both. But I think I'm more adept at swearing.
Like it or not, the word "holla" is a bad word. Very bad.
     
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Feb 11, 2009, 01:50 AM
 
Swearing.
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Swearing.
Again, not an option for a reason. Gun to your head, which of the two listed?
     
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Feb 11, 2009, 10:40 AM
 
blaspheming
     
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Feb 11, 2009, 11:02 AM
 
Cursing is preferable. Cussing sounds like its ungrammatical, now that I think of it, and I can only think of that term being used by school children to tattle on each other.

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Feb 11, 2009, 01:16 PM
 

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Feb 11, 2009, 07:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Swearing.
Seconded motherfarker!

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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Seconded motherfarker!
Actually, you're the fourth.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Actually, you're the fourth.
Fark off!

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3-to-1. Not bad.
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 12:19 PM
 
Still doesn't mean you're right.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Still doesn't mean you're right.
Yes, the Pepsi vs. Coke thread saw to that.

But still, cuss sounds idiotic.
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 12:46 PM
 
Speaking of sounding idiotic, I talked to a guy last night that was using a bit too much profanity. He told me I had a sweet-ass ****in'-car. Later I moved the hyphen in my head, but reassured myself he meant to make it a compliment.
     
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Just so you know, cars can't be bisexual.
     
 
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