Effing

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Effing

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:57 pm

“He's such an effing nuisance!”

- Hi everybody! According to an online dictionary, some people might consider “effing” offensive. Do you guys consider it offensive as well?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Effing

Post by trolley » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:49 pm

I don't find it offensive, but, keep in mind that everyone has a different level of acceptance. I am not really offended by the word that it stands for and putting a mask, or a splash of perfume, or a drop of honey on it doesn't change the meaning. It's usually a good idea to know your audience and tailor your speech to the situation. If you are not sure, then don't use "bad" words or their euphemisms...certainly not in polite speech, business settings...or if you are ever speaking to my mother... :D

PS: I think you're pretty safe to use the unadulterated version, here.
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Re: Effing

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:34 pm

trolley : Thanks a lot for your answer. It really helps.

StevenLoan
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