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Old Sep 20, '05, 7:11 am
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Old Sep 20, '05, 7:16 am
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Default Re: Are the words "Holy Cow" offensive??

since calling a woman a "cow" in anger is offensive it may be taken as an insult to OUR LADY, since she is HOLYnamely just bad language usage
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Old Sep 20, '05, 8:33 am
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My mother said and I continue it "Subsitutions are just as bad as the "bad" word"
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Old Sep 20, '05, 8:42 am
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My mother said and I continue it "Subsitutions are just as bad as the "bad" word"
But not everyone who says words like shoot, darn or shesh are substituting these phrases for curse words. Until someone decided to tell me, I never connected these words with individual curse words. For me they are just ways to express frustration, annoyance or amazement.
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Old Sep 20, '05, 8:44 am
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since calling a woman a "cow" in anger is offensive it may be taken as an insult to OUR LADY, since she is HOLYnamely just bad language usage
If a person is not thinking of our Lady then saying Holy Cow cannot be offensive.
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Old Sep 20, '05, 9:00 am
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Just say "Wholly cow" - gets around all the problems (real and imaginary).
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Old Sep 20, '05, 9:24 am
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But not everyone who says words like shoot, darn or shesh are substituting these phrases for curse words. Until someone decided to tell me, I never connected these words with individual curse words. For me they are just ways to express frustration, annoyance or amazement.
Oh no I didn't mean that. Forgive me Mom but I'm giving an example to clarify for these nice people..."Oh sugar,honey,ice tea", got a slap, "freakin"got soap and so on. I did not mean gosh, darn or golly at all, My son, now 20 said "What the "Fluff" is that?" and he got a slap across the mouth for that one from my husband. That is what I meant sorry for misunderstanding.
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Old Sep 20, '05, 11:41 am
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Oh no I didn't mean that. Forgive me Mom but I'm giving an example to clarify for these nice people..."Oh sugar,honey,ice tea", got a slap, "freakin"got soap and so on. I did not mean gosh, darn or golly at all, My son, now 20 said "What the "Fluff" is that?" and he got a slap across the mouth for that one from my husband. That is what I meant sorry for misunderstanding.
Well, at least they are being creative! In my mind crass language shows a lack of vocabulary and originality. The above examples are at least funny, though I can see with at least the first one, it would be inappropriate. I guess I need soap, though, cause we use "freakin" around here Of course we also like to use other funny ones and see how funny we can be (peanut butter and crakers or barnacles....etc) to diffuse any anger with laughter.

btw, I hope you didn't slap your 20 year old for the "fluff" one, he could have said much worse, but I'm going to assume he was younger when he said it???

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Old Sep 20, '05, 12:11 pm
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Jennifer he was 12 at the time He too big for me or my husband to reach now. Only joking, I'd never smack an adult child, in fact that was the last time. that why I can remember it he was basically a good kid.
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Old Sep 20, '05, 1:06 pm
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Oh no I didn't mean that. Forgive me Mom but I'm giving an example to clarify for these nice people..."Oh sugar,honey,ice tea", got a slap, "freakin"got soap and so on. I did not mean gosh, darn or golly at all, My son, now 20 said "What the "Fluff" is that?" and he got a slap across the mouth for that one from my husband. That is what I meant sorry for misunderstanding.
Understood. I probably reacted because I actually had a pastor tell me that I shouldn't say words like darn, gosh or golly. He thought that all such expression were substitutes for curse words.
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Old Sep 20, '05, 3:30 pm
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Jennifer he was 12 at the time He too big for me or my husband to reach now. Only joking, I'd never smack an adult child, in fact that was the last time. that why I can remember it he was basically a good kid.
That's what I figured, but I was laughing thinking of someone doing that to an adult child!!! Though I can imagine my mil slapping my dh, but that's because he a consumate smart aleck!
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