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Watch Your Mouth

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thadeushuck (8/29/2012)
This is how it starts. Steve wants us to police our language at work. Then the government passes laws banning curse words at work and at home for the children's sake. Next thing you know they will take away my assualt rifles, tobacco and ammo stash so I will be aggitated chewing nicotine gumm & unprotected with only my assorted small arms, shotguns and rambo knives when the aliens come to eat us. WTF?w00t


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Too late! Already heard of a community here in the U.S. that is giving tickets for profanity on the street.
I don't have kids so I dodged that ... (Wait, I can't use that word in the same sentance that reffers children.)
I'm already in trouble with my small arms. No, wait! That's thin arms. w00t
If the "aliens" do come to eat us would they have entered the country llegally?
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I do make sure that I watch what I say at work. This comes from my days behind the microphone in radio though. You learn fast when several thousand people are paying attention to every breath you take. I reccomend it highly. Always pretend that everyone in the world hears everything you say. It's just like knowing that everyone in the world reads every word that you write. Right?

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I'll start watching my profanity when people stop bringing their personal problems to work and airing them in front of everybody. I find that just as offensive, but as far as I'm concerned this whole topic is a slippery slope. :-D

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I find as I get older I tire more quickly of the constant cursing of others. Don't get me wrong, I can curse with the best of them just get me behind the wheel of car with all the idiot drivers.

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Wow that's a very self limiting belief that personality cannot be taught. You bet it can, I would just say it's generally harder to change personality than it is to learn a new skill and that may not even be true. If someone wants to change something about themselves they can, it might be hard, difficult, etc. but it's possible.
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OCTom (8/29/2012)
I find excessive cursing (as defined by me) to be tiring. I also have a negative opinion of those who curse excessively, even in a bar. Excessive cursing (again defined by me alone) leaves me with the impression that the speaker lacks intelligence.


Well....If you don't like to hear a lot of cursing, go to a church, not a bar. It's silly to expect otherwise. Also, it is simply untrue that many intelligent people don't curse a lot. Where have you been? As far as impressions go, impressions are like opinions, and opinions are like butt-holes, everyone has got one. It don't mean a thing:-D

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John Hanrahan (8/29/2012)
Wow that's a very self limiting belief that personality cannot be taught. You bet it can, I would just say it's generally harder to change personality than it is to learn a new skill and that may not even be true. If someone wants to change something about themselves they can, it might be hard, difficult, etc. but it's possible.


Let me rephrase. I can't easily teach personality, and I can't gauge if someone wants to learn.

Perhaps I can't do that with technical skills either, but I can gauge that more easily, or perhaps realize quicker that a person isn't willing to learn or try.

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thadeushuck (8/29/2012)
This is how it starts. Steve wants us to police our language at work. Then the government passes laws banning curse words at work and at home for the children's sake. Next thing you know they will take away my assualt rifles, tobacco and ammo stash so I will be aggitated chewing nicotine gumm & unprotected with only my assorted small arms, shotguns and rambo knives when the aliens come to eat us. WTF?w00t

They already are. It started with calling a rifle an assault weapon, when the only difference is the appearance. The media and government want us all to be sheep, easier to hold the 74th annual games that way!

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thadeushuck (8/29/2012)
This is how it starts. Steve wants us to police our language at work. Then the government passes laws banning curse words at work and at home for the children's sake. Next thing you know they will take away my assualt rifles, tobacco and ammo stash so I will be aggitated chewing nicotine gumm & unprotected with only my assorted small arms, shotguns and rambo knives when the aliens come to eat us. WTF?w00t


Didn't ask you to police anything. Just suggested you think about it. You get the consequences with the responsibility.

I assume you're joking, but it's not a black and white issue. There shouldn't be rules about this, but there also shouldn't be any expectation that anyone else has to live with behavior by others without being offended or being able to lodge a complaint.

What we need more is judgment on the issue from managers, not silly rules.


You got that right! There are a lot of people today who would say that you using the phrase "black and white" is fine, but if I do it is racist. What it comes down to is that we all have the right to our opinions, and we all have the right to express those opinions, but none of us have the right to decide what opinions others can express.

That doesn't change the fact that having the right to express your opinion doesn't negate the need to first determine if the situation calls for it. More to the point, if I was interviewing for a position and found that the company might have involvement in things that I am ethically opposed to, I have to consider whether speaking up or remaining quiet is the best course of action. No clear answer for that, it is an individual choice.

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I have been in IT for nearly 20 years and a DBA for 14 of them and I can tell you something for certain and that is we are a twisted bunch. When it comes to interviews we all put on a mask and typically act nothing like who we really are. If there is some prude in the group they tend to get pushed out because we reject that the 1 of 100 makes the rules for the other 99. We had one lady doing QA who thought every last one of us were animals. Well, she doesn't work here any longer but the rest of us do. There are certain words that should be off limits in the office like the one that starts with C but many others are fine and to me, it is about context.

Don't talk like this, don't dress like that, don't write code the way you do and don't put too much sugar in your coffee unless you want the world to reject you. There are a lot more of us less than perfect people in the world than the perfect so, the perfect will have to get used to dealing with us because we out number them and we aren't going anywhere.

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