So I was just wondering what people think about swear words. Whoever you are, reading this post, I would ask you to give me first bunch of swear words that you find offensive and other bunch that you find amusing or funny. Please also mention what is your geographical location, and if you are a male or female just to let me see what part you are talking about.
Here is my list but I have mixed feelings about them and cannot put them totally in offensive or amusing category. It also depends on who is using the swear word against you: for example ‘motherfucker’ is horribly offensive but if the intention is just to tease you it may not sound all that offensive.
1.) Asshole (My favorite word and very amusing. Outside North America it becomes ”Arsehole” pronounced as Aaasshole. But I only love the Original American version!!!)
2.) Cunt (Considered quite offensive in English speaking countries outside North America, but some people use it as a mild teasing. In Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller used it to refer to women which I- sorry to say- found very funny! I guess I found it funny because it reflected narrator’s neurotic and misogynistic self. )
3.) Nigger ( Outside North America it is used widely as mild teasing by both colored and Whites like among Afro Americans in the USA. But I can never get used to it. I find that it is a very disgusting word. I first experienced two White teenagers use it to address each other in New Zealand. I was horrified every time.)
4.) Motherfucker (It used to find it VERY offensive but it is used so very often that it has lost its shock value)
5.) Jesus Freak (I find it quite amusing some might consider it offensive)
6.) Fuck ( Oh, who hasn’t head this one in almost every context. So fuck it.)
7.) Tits, Boobs etc. ( People- including women- use them very often. For some reason I find them very distasteful. That may sound like a weird thing coming from a guy!)
8.) Fag, Queer etc. (I find them amusing but I understand they can be quite offensive to both heteros and homos)
9.) Pedophile (I heard the same teenagers using this to address each other as a teaser. I didn’t even know it could be a swearword!)
10.) Jerk (Quite amusing, in English speaking countries outside North America ‘Wanker’ is the word of the lingua franca
11.) Frenchie ( I love this but I never got to know how people of French origins feel about it. How would I, they never read English, do they!?
12.) Nazi (So very often used to refer to someone who is a bully. May also be used to offend Germans… I suppose they may find it very offensive because of historical reasons and the way Nazism and Swastika etc. are taboos in Germany.)
13.) Cocksucker (Quite offensive but like motherfucker has lost shock value due to frequent use)
14.) Shit, piss etc. (Quite common though many consider them offensive and not fit for general broadcast)
15.) Fart (Very common, I find it quite distasteful in almost every situation.