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5.11.07

i swear...

i've been thinking about language lately, and the universal nature of the word 'fuck' - understood in almost any language, especially when followed by the word 'you'. i've also been thinking about how much i swear, kidding myself that i don't swear that much.

well, here it is in millions of colours:









so, i've decided that, in the spirit of ramadan, lent and other ascetic festivals of a religious nature, i'm going to abstain from swearing for one week.

wish me fuck luck.

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14 Comments:

At 05 November, 2007 14:48, Blogger john dodds said...

No fucking way!

 
At 05 November, 2007 21:17, Anonymous helen said...

Good luck - have you planned any replacement words?

 
At 05 November, 2007 21:58, Anonymous Angus said...

Dude, why??!! Don't leave me alone on this island of vulgarity! I'll fuckin' die without you.

 
At 06 November, 2007 02:40, Blogger lauren said...

doddsy - yes way!

helen - i'm hoping for a change of tone, rather than just translating words. although i've always got the stringray (from neighbours) back-up plan - "spiggin' huffter" and "go get focaccia-ed"

angus - dear, don't worry too much, it's only for a week. and believe me, i'm not giving up vulgarity, just profanity. i'm australian - vulgarity, filth and obscenity are in my blood!

 
At 06 November, 2007 14:16, Blogger loulou said...

I think you should use archaic english phrases instead like 'fiddlesticks!'

 
At 06 November, 2007 16:15, Anonymous charlie gower said...

I used to swear a great deal and I've found it's more fun to use a kind of instant torrents lucky dip. When I swear, if I have say hit my thumb with a hammer I say the first series of words which pop into my head from; minced moomin heads to leaping lecherous leprechauns.

Try it, you won't believe what comes out.

 
At 06 November, 2007 23:54, Anonymous Sam said...

replacement words ROCK. But swearing is cool as well. "Hi my name's Lauren, and I'm a fuckin addict"

 
At 07 November, 2007 14:37, Anonymous Marcus said...

good.

 
At 07 November, 2007 15:02, Blogger lauren said...

i'm doin' OK so far - it's easier in print than it is in real life - especially when i get cross at something. marcus, you and your 15th level of hell made me swear. and my own version of dante's inferno has unleashed a bit of sweariness today. but boy have i cut back! i don't know how long it'll last, but it's fun trying it out for a while.

 
At 08 November, 2007 02:09, Blogger sublime-ation said...

Ah fuck.

Lucky you don't work in Aboriginal art. Everybody swears a whole fucking lot.

 
At 08 November, 2007 05:11, Blogger lauren said...

countin' my lucky stars as we speak sub... any other week i'd be fine, but this week, working in Aboriginal art and not swearing would be a gnarly task!
hey sub - you goin' to the peninsula any time soon? i'm hangin' out there most of the time - be great to ketchup.

 
At 08 November, 2007 12:07, Blogger well fed well read said...

i love fiddlesticks. how funny. what about corr blimey and bugger, are they allowed? what about saying things like freakin instead of fxxcking? I swear a lot as well, but I must say i was most shocked to hear you say motherfxxcker in front of your nana. especially seeing as you yelled it rather than said it.

 
At 10 November, 2007 00:02, Blogger Age said...

what the fuck? seriously, fuck off. I don't believe it's possible.

fuck me...

 
At 10 November, 2007 11:26, Blogger lauren said...

sar, freakin' doesn't count, except it if it's in the context of 'argh, my freakin' ears!'.. heh.
while i'm trying to cut out swearing, i'm not a reformed swearer and believe deeply in the authenticity of swearing... heh.

you just wait conte, you just wait. :)

 

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