03/26 Profanities (Host: Devry)

03/26 Profanities (Host: Devry)

文章Devry » 週四 3月 21, 2019 8:51 pm

One of the things I like to do is to look at things that we take for granted and have a serious look at it. This Tuesday, we are going to have a deeper look at profanities, AKA swear words, cuss words, etc.

It starts with this video as an intro, the rest is relatively optional:
VSauce: Bad words

Here are some of the contents mentioned in the video
George Carlin: Seven Dirty Words - get you relaxed before the academic stuff

Steven Pinker: segments from Stuff of Thought - tune in for 20 min!

Well, I will just give you 6 questions to answer... I doubt that there will be any difficulty
  • What was your first response when you see that this was the topic?
  • List out all the swear words in Chinese or other languages you know, compare these to the swear words in English. Are there some unique 'topics' in those words?
  • Were there swear words that you are aware of that has fallen out of favor?
  • Was there anyone in your group that was able to keep a straight face in this session? Is it very hard?
  • Did anyone in you group feel truly offended by the content?
  • Try answering this very apt comment from the youtube comments stating: If swearing is makes someone look immature, why is it considered adult language?

Have fun!

6:50~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:20pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:20 ~ 8:00pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:20 ~ 8:30pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:30 ~ 9:10pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
9:10 ~ 9:30pm Summarization / Concluding Remarks / Announcements (20 mins) ********************************************************************************************************************************************
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Re: 03/26 Profanities (Host: Devry)

文章Luis Ko » 週二 3月 26, 2019 1:45 pm

If swearing is makes someone look immature, why is it considered adult language?

i don't see why it's immature, except the behaviour when they say it. by the way, i'm more interested in what people's opinions are about those who swear.. XD
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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