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Old 26.08.2011, 22:42
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Hmmm...swearing and kids. I don't think censorship will do anything. One does wonder, though, listening to the available radio stuff, jingles and commercial lingo, plus having to right now analyze a lot of language quality in medias and public speaking, it does make me think. Not really about kids, since if one explains stuff to them, it resonates in their heads far more than we expect.

It's good to sometimes realize how we speak, how things are presented in public, just shows how much one cares and knows. Cheesy things like swearing on the radio/tv just shows how little one's vocabulary is to not be able to express the same emotions in a more classy way.

Gawd, I am boring, hahaha. I go back to my corner and books...There is a huge difference in somebody throwing an expletive in a car or with friends or when burning dinner, and hearing ugly stuff in public medias all the time. I went home and was actually pretty bothered how corny and vulgar some public tv and radio programs have become to gain more followers. Yuck. It shrinks the language potential instead of making it grow.
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Old 26.08.2011, 22:52
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Hmmm...swearing and kids. I don't think censorship will do anything. One does wonder, though, listening to the available radio stuff, jingles and commercial lingo, plus having to right now analyze a lot of language quality in medias and public speaking, it does make me think. Not really about kids, since if one explains stuff to them, it resonates in their heads far more than we expect.

It's good to sometimes realize how we speak, how things are presented in public, just shows how much one cares and knows. Cheesy things like swearing on the radio/tv just shows how little one's vocabulary is to not be able to express the same emotions in a more classy way.

Gawd, I am boring, hahaha. I go back to my corner and books...There is a huge difference in somebody throwing an expletive in a car or with friends or when burning dinner, and hearing ugly stuff in public medias all the time. I went home and was actually pretty bothered how corny and vulgar some public tv and radio programs have become to gain more followers. Yuck. It shrinks the language potential instead of making it grow.
My mother taught us children that bad language is the sign of a feeble mind. I must admit that I'm rather feeble when I'm angry
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Old 26.08.2011, 22:59
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My mother taught us children that bad language is the sign of a feeble mind. I must admit that I'm rather feeble when I'm angry
Hahaha, aren't we all, it's ok..Look, kurvadrat!

But it does bug me to hear it "officially", from sources that should somewhat have an impact on how cultivated (is there a word like this in this context?) our ability to express could be..Public media condition, unfortunately. But censorship won't improve anything. Maybe influencing kids that it's not cool to have a potty mouth might work. I still crack up, though, when I recall our recent "Jesus F*** " that our little one picked up and mixed...
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Old 26.08.2011, 23:12
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I cannot resist...

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Hahaha, aren't we all, it's ok..Look, kurvadrat!

But it does bug me to hear it "officially", from sources that should somewhat have an impact on how cultivated (is there a word like this in this context?) our ability to express could be..Public media condition, unfortunately. But censorship won't improve anything. Maybe influencing kids that it's not cool to have a potty mouth might work. I still crack up, though, when I recall our recent "Jesus F*** " that our little one picked up and mixed...
My mom used to make us lick soap. I remember that we actually knew which brands of soap were more disgusting!

For those of us who don't feel comfortable with swearing especially with regards our children, I think that all that we can do is just give them an upbringing and foundation that helps them understand how we feel about it and hopefully they will use the examples we have set for them and apply these to their lives.
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Old 27.08.2011, 00:23
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Re: Swearing on the Radio..

Meanwhile in the Netherlands...



"Vak" means "space" - so the translation of the chorus is "space for the milk - that's next to the cheese..."
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It takes a hard person not to smile at this (unfortunately banned) commercial...

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Old 27.08.2011, 23:50
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Re: Swearing on the Radio..

First of all - a big hello to everyone here. I'll introduce myself more later but was browsing around the forums again and this post made me register lol.

I have to agree with the OP, as the very same thoughts rang bells with me only 2 weeks ago.

There are a few songs with inappropiate (english) lyrics getting a lot of air time in the recent weeks. Now being new to these forums, I honestly don't want to step on anybodies toes, but the content and text to some of these songs are not suitable for young children - end of story.

Some of these songs, never mind the f**k word, contain inappropiate sexual content, which are not appropiate for the times they are played at - i.e lunch, end of school time.

As much as I agree with other posters, I will tell you that it should be in your (Swiss) interest, to be aware that yours (and my) kids are exposed to this. So while they are in school learning to write and speak "I love my mummy and daddy", they are hearing on the radio about some rapper going on about how he likes to f**k his b*tches etc etc.

Like the OP, one song in particular one day, while working, made my blood boil. I'm sure that most Swiss members like helping us (foreigners) with our swiss german etc. So I'm sure you can understand how we feel when so called 'hits' are being boomed to our kids ears.

Regarding censorship, imagine 'porn clips' being broadcasted to your kids during their favourite programme.

As a native english speaker, I honestly had to question myself if the radio statio was fully aware of what they just broadcasted.

Anywho..

Please excuse any typos, I have to dash in a few mins.

*Get to know ye later.

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This is not a complaint btw, but an observation. Yes we care about the Swiss too
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Old 19.09.2011, 13:50
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Re: Swearing on the Radio..

Welcome to Europe (it isn't just Swiss radio)

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Old 19.09.2011, 13:52
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Re: Swearing on the Radio..

I turned on WRS this morning and was shocked to hear one of the DJ's repeatedly using a four letter word.


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Old 19.09.2011, 14:27
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I turned on WRS this morning and was shocked to hear one of the DJ's repeatedly using a four letter word.


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Jeez, though for a minute you were goping to say "BOBO".
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Old 19.09.2011, 14:31
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Jeez, though for a minute you were goping to say "BOBO".
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Old 19.09.2011, 14:39
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Re: Swearing on the Radio..

Why do grown-up people use things like "f**k" or "the f-word"?
To me, it somehow looks like a 6 year old writing a post.
If you don't want to write a word then don't use it at all.
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Why do grown-up people use things like "f**k" or "the f-word"?
To me, it somehow looks like a 6 year old writing a post.
If you don't want to write a word then don't use it at all.
Try writing the real word in your next post and see what happens.
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That was the name of a bar at Stauffacher in Zurich many years ago. Quite near the McDonald's which upset one of my friends 17 years ago by playing "Who the F*** is Alice?" whilst his 3-year-old was having a Happy Meal
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f-fff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-fffuu-fffffuuuu.....no, I can't do it....
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I have been is Switzerland for 6 months and could rant and rave about many things that drive me mad but if I had to pick one thing I really hate its the public radio stations playing music laden with the F-word.

My 10 and 8 year old have never been exposed to this before but it seems almost unavoidable now.

We were even treated to a song that uses the F-word 12 times while in King Jouet buying toys!

Why do they not use the clean versions like on UK radio?

rant over!

could it be because maybe, just maybe, english isnt the mother tongue of the people spoken here and a great many of the people dont udnerstand the lyrics of the songs?

evidently there are spanish songs on english-speaking radio stations which have the same "problem". then again you probably dont mind that since you dont speak spanish i reckon.

i would suggest you man up and quit whining.
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