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July 21st, 2005

What makes you curse?

There are few things in this world that will cause me to spew profanities forth like rain from the sky during a torrential thunderstorm. I try to keep a clean demeanor at work and generally don’t curse around guests in my house. But there are some times when I don’t even attempt to show restraint:

  1. Hitting my knee. There is nothing more painful than wacking your knee against the corner of a desk.
  2. Writing lyrics. This stems from my potty mouth in high school and I’ve found it hard to shake.
  3. When that damn Six Flags guy comes on TV.

When do you make God blush?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Zack
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 6:25:09 am
Stubbing my toe. A lot like hitting your knee, I guess.

While driving, as long as my window is closed and there's no one in the car. Sometimes the only way to deal with traffic realted near death experiences is to mumble profanities.

I have a friend who uses cuss words in such a charming and creative manner that whenever I'm with her, I find cursing irrisistable.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 7:54:30 am
Computer problems can make me cuss lke a sailor.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 9:42:35 am
Mine are usually pet related. I love my cats and dogs, but sometimes my dogs forget that dog poop goes outside. I also have one cat who will pee on any item of clothing left on the floor or the bath mat if left on the floor. This is a plus in some ways, as you will never find clothes on the floor in my house (they're all on the beam scale). But, occassionally, something will fall off of a dresser or something, and that cat doesn't wait five friggin' minutes! We're well trained now, so the cat has gone over a year without giving anything but the cat box a soak.

But one day, I woke up and smelled cat pee. I put on some old clothes and I ran around the house all day with a mop and various cleaners, disinfectants and deodorizors. But, putting my nose to the sofa, chairs, the bare floor, my significant other, I couldn't find the spot where he "went."

I finally discovered that the cat pee smell was coming from what I was wearing!

Oh, it was profanity a plenty when I made that discovery. Plus, I almost had one less cat, if you know what I mean.

FROM: Deeporg [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 10:30:56 am
When my parents (yes, My Parents) accuse me of things I didn't do. I know it seems rather infantile but it still happens from time to time, oddly enough (and I dont live with the buggers!). Anyway that gets me.. As for the original post: The Six Flags Guy makes you mad? He makes me laugh my ass off.

FROM: Dave
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 10:49:13 am
Not being able to post at the Ping...and not knowing why my computer can't. ???

FROM: Deeporg [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 2:03:19 pm
R u at work?

FROM: Aanen
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 2:43:42 pm
Usually I curse when I'm mad about something. Hitting my toe and when stupid drivers tailgate you when you're already going 20mph over the speedlimit!! THAT really ticks me off.

FROM: Deeporg [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 3:02:24 pm
Yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with you there, Aanen. That whole tailgate thing pisses me off. I drive a 4runner and when I'm going 80 in a 50 and people wanna ride up my ass like a Club Rainbow parade, then I tend to get pissed.... BRAKE CHECK!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 3:21:09 pm
...people wanna ride up my ass like a Club Rainbow parade...

"Club Rainbow is an independent, charitable, non-profit organization that acts as an umbrella body to include families of children suffering from various forms of major chronic & life threatening illnesses."

(Yes, I know what you really mean, and yes, you should stop it. Also, the Ping isn't a chat room. Sigh.)

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday July 21, 2005 -- 10:47:52 pm
Life, man. Life.

FROM: Deeporg [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 22, 2005 -- 9:51:13 am
Relax, Paul.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 22, 2005 -- 10:31:21 am
Relax, Paul.

Feelin' fine.

FROM: Laurie
DATE: Thursday August 11, 2005 -- 10:19:57 am
My stand on cursing is this:

Why were words made that are seen as profanity. There just doesn't seem to be any logic to have words that are those that one shouldn't use. Further, who made up these words that are considered profanity, and who decided that they were profanity? What makes these words ones that are considered as profanity? It's like building a roller coaster and saying it's not for anyone to ride in a way. It would make no sense wouldn't it? This is just my thoughts, they may be lame to others, but I don't care, I think that people say far worse things, like the way the put people down or make fun of people are things far more worse than hearing a person curse.

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