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Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Arcane » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 am

Am I okay dropping an occasional f-word with my character?

My half-orc gets referred to as orc a fair deal in dialogue (even in people's descriptive actions oddly, but I digress) and some times I am thinking that giving his unsavoury past in Westgate, that he'd occasionally use equally unsavoury language.

Part of me was thinking an appropriate reply to someone calling him an orc would for him to reply:

I am no f***ing full-blood.

Despite him looking more orc than human. ;)

Second part to this post would be - anyone know a list of canon racial-slurs that exist in the setting?

So far I know daisy-eaters for elves and rock-biters for dwarves.
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by chambordini » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 am

Not sure what the rule is, but it's not that common use in the server, to the point that it looks OOC to me, even though some FR books probably use them :P Dunno.

Anyway, depends on the crowd, but you should be fine if it's just once every while.
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Steve » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:34 am

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Tsidkenu » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:37 am

Thanks Steve, you beat me only cuz im limited to smartphone right now :P

This server is PG13. And yes, children do play here. Dropping the F bomb or other modern profanities is not only unacceptable, it is unnecessary. There's a whole thread of IC swearing there folks. Please use them!
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Arcane » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:46 am

Thanks for the clarification on this, Tsidkenu and thanks for the list, Steve.

I've seen a couple of characters swearing in the past so was a bit unsure what the policy was. :)
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by DM Invictus » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:50 am

My own personal opinion is that while its not exactly... fitting of the setting nor is it really necessary unless it becomes a huge problem for the most part i would be willing to let it slide with a simple reminder if one or two words get out.

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Arcane » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:00 am

Just to note that I didn't end up swearing with my character as per what I originally posted. ;)

Common sense did indeed prevail - hence why I posted this thread.

It was more that I was just wondering how to RP a slightly unsavoury, unpleasant and aggressive character without very occasionally using that kind of language.

Thank you all for the swift replies to this though. :)
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Svabodnik » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:45 am

Of course, with a bit of creativity, you can RP a vulgar-mouthed character without ever using a more modern swear word to begin with, by coming up with more creative alternatives (like calling something a glob of phlegm rather than a piece of sh...).

I know the Witcher series have regularly used 'plow' as an alternative to the four-letter F-word (with all the variations to boot: plow, plowing, plowed, etc.). I myself have RPed a couple characters that have used 'pike' in the same respect (telling someone to "get piked", for example).

All of it gets the initial point across, sounds no less rude, and in my opinion, quite a bit more fun.

EDIT: As another example of this being done, which just came to mind, was from the Firefly TV series, where they used 'rutting', like in one of my most favorite lines of all time: "You know what the chain of command is? It’s the chain I go get and beat you with ’til you understand who’s in ruttin’ command here."
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by AlwaysSummer Day » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:20 am

Stlarn = F you

Tluin = F you

Hrast = Damn

Parharding = adjective swearword

Naeth = (#2)

Sabruin = Get Lost

Straek = Kill Yourself

Skorchkettle = Bitch

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Hoihe » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:48 am

Look at Dutch/Hungarian traditional swearing. Enjoy PG13 cursing.

"May the Cat Kick your arse."
"May the crow claw your eye out!"
"May you be crushed to death by a divine sulphuric boulder!" (I actually use this)
"May brimstone crush you to death!" (another translation of the above)
"Oh that prostrated end of a cigar!"
"That Anguish-bitten lord of dogs!"
"Oh, may a wheel-barrow of small monkeys rip you to shreds!"
"By his little knife!"
"Oh, may his mother feel anguish!"
"May leper take you!"
"May you fade into sorrow!"
"May you succumb to the Plague!"
"May Cramp paralyse you!"
"May a wild horse kick the air out of you!"
"May the Lord call you to his side!"
"May you live a dog's life!"
"Yours is a cattle's lot!"
"Your father was a dog!"
"Whose mother's god compelled you to do this?!"
"You coffinful of cancer!"
"Your cancerous father's god!"



Regarding the cancer ones - A certain Hungarian ethnic culture uses these who are known to use more traditional language, so I am sure it's historically correct.
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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Sun Wukong » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:53 am

Swearing in any form is actually banned on this server. Do not trust those rules listed on the forum. If you use a single word that offends anyone, for any reason, you will be banned for it. The people who claim otherwise are trying to get you banned.

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Steve » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:18 am

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by metaquad4 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:50 am

Sun Wukong wrote:Swearing in any form is actually banned on this server. Do not trust those rules listed on the forum. If you use a single word that offends anyone, for any reason, you will be banned for it. The people who claim otherwise are trying to get you banned.

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Edit: I am writing this as someone who can out insult Shakespearean insult generators.

"It" offends me. BANNED.

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by AlwaysSummer Day » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 pm

metaquad4 wrote:
Sun Wukong wrote:Swearing in any form is actually banned on this server. Do not trust those rules listed on the forum. If you use a single word that offends anyone, for any reason, you will be banned for it. The people who claim otherwise are trying to get you banned.

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Edit: I am writing this as someone who can out insult Shakespearean insult generators.

"It" offends me. BANNED.

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Re: Profanity and swearing in RP

Unread post by Tekill » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:19 pm

PG is what, 13 year olds. They are old enough to say a naughty word!
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