Again, if they are being literal it can be appropriate. The ending of a movie I enjoyed involved an expletive, just one word, just as the antagonist realized that he was going to die, imminently, and he couldn't do a thing about it. The sentiment in what he said came across perfectly, literally, and with clarity nor was it excessive in any way.
My endpoint would have to be that swearing in normal conversation--and even using the term "polite" doesn't hide the fact that all everyday conversation should be polite--is unnecessary and uncouth, but the words still exist, and when used properly (yes, I think even profanity has its place in language), they can still serve a purpose other than making the user seem uneducated or debased.
What does that mean actually, im confused? So we should never cuss under any circumstances to be high character and high intelligence? So if i bang my finger with a hammer and yell FU**, I'm of low character and lack intelligence?Again, if they are being literal it can be appropriate.
Or to put it more clearly (as Barronmore put it) what shows your intelligence and character more? The speech from Bilbo's party: "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Or saying: "Wish I'ld gotten to know some of you better but the rest of you can "F" off."
Which response shows intelligence/character and which one shows a lack of intelligence/character?
You got me. That would never be my reaction. For those splits seconds sex wouldnt be on my mind. Now if Kirsten Dunst walked into my presence, it might be.Let me ask you something in return. If hurting your finger makes you scream "SEX" just what DOES it say about you?
So your saying you never cuss? Never?