31 thoughts on “Rebuking the use of minced oaths”

  1. I actually talked with my (non-fundamentalist) pastor a few weeks ago about this…b/c my former fundy friends and I wanted to know what was okay and what wasn’t…

  2. I was there the day Dr. Bob Jr had all the women leave after chapel and told the guys to quit using scatalogical language…then proceeded to give examples.

  3. LOL–I wondered how long it would be before this showed up here. I wasn’t at BJ for this particular announcement, but while I was there this Dean of Men’s successor once held a meeting in lieu of chapel with many of the same goals. He took aim at uses of “God’s name in vain” (Exhibit A: “By George,” which I doubt he understood to be a reference to either Jove or, more likely, St. George, who is the patron saint of everything); and dwelt at morbid length on double entendres for private misbehavior, double entendres none of us had ever heard of (“Cuffin’ the carrot”). As usual, all this accomplished was to disseminate humorous new slang.

  4. Somewhat of a rabbit trail, but I remember our college president speaking about clothing and the placement of the labels. For a while some of the clothing manufacturers were placing a small label on or near the fly of pants. Anyway, he went off on a 10 minute tirade on the immorality of labels that drew attention to the groin of a person. While he was in his rant he continually pointed directly to his own groin while saying, “All it does is draw attention right to your crotch.” As he spoke he would punctuate the words “right to your crotch” by pointing to his own crotch as he said every word. It was priceless! And yes, it was full student assembly.

  5. Don’t be so hard on the guys. Everyone needs a fresh coat of whitewash every once in a while. He’s accurate about sucks, though. I’m surprised he was clueless about shaft, however.

    This reminds me of how ineffective it was when I hooked up (oops! No double entendre intended!) my curse-free tv box, so I could watch some of my favorite movies that feature foul language without having to wait until my 5th child was 16. You can set it to either go mute, but if you set it to replace the colorful language with alternative terms, it just adds to the entertainment value. The machine would react to the most hilarious things. It had a field day with some people’s names. My favorite was Dick Van Dyke, which it euphamized into “Jerk Van Gay.” The unintended consequence of obsessing about such things is that it gets everyone more focused on that than they are on the things on which they are to focus. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

  6. Golly Gee, he said “penis”!

    Can we say “Good golly miss molly”?

    How about “Criminy”?

    Talk about majoring in the minors.

  7. Wholly CRAP! I don’t think i’ve had such a good chuckle in awhile.
    And man. I don’t even say half the words he said out of choice. Cawaziness my fellow homies!

  8. On a related note, my 3-year-old twins picked up the phrase “Oh my God” from t.v. Now, I’m not one to say that this violates a commandment, but It’s not how I want my kids to talk. So the help-meat and I have told them to say “Oh my goodness” instead. Now, whenever we go to Church, say our prayers, &c., they scold us for saying “God”. “Daddy! Don’t say “Christ our God!” say “Christ our goodness!”” Kids.

  9. I remember such meetings, in their defense they don’t have these meetings anymore! haha, last year they got all the guys together gave out statistics about pornography for about 30 minutes….. all the guys left feeling like they were all accused of being perverts

  10. I had a friend at BJ when this came down, and after this, a bunch of the guys started saying, “that inhales forcefully!” ROTFLM*O!!!!!

  11. LMAO!!! I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in a long time!!! When I was a BJ we substituded “oh my god” for “oh my word”…. I can’t STAND when I hear that now!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA He said dick!!!! OMG!!!!

  12. I’m way late, but

    @The Origin of Species

    I totally laughed at that penis stutter as well. He cearly was totally far less comfortable using penis then he was using crap or dick. I’m pretty sure he would rather students refer to “guy parts” & “lady parts” than ever use term penis or vagina.

  13. Holy ‘defecate’. What a couple of ‘man parts’. They look like ‘woman parts’ if you ask me. I’ll bet that school ‘homosexual sex acts’.

  14. Holy ‘crap’, I remember how it ‘sucked’ getting ‘shafted’ into sitting through that during my brief one year tenure at BJU. I just remember thinking that these men thought we were naive enough to think that such exhaustive explanations of the mechanics of our anatomy were necessary.

    I also how he states that ‘some people’ will think we’re speaking literally when we use these phrases. I believe these two men are those people.

  15. I can’t breathe! “…the gentile parts of a woman- the genteel parts of a woman- we want to be correct…” My side hurts! I think this is the funniest thing I’ve heard on SFL!

  16. Tony is correct in that we men need to be careful in our speech. He could have left it at that.

    Why don’t I remember these little chats while there at BJU during the pre-internet and cell phone days? Good grief, if anyone would have said “PENIS!” I would have…uh…would…ah….blushed.

  17. I still recall our school principal proudly stating he would never ever eat at a local hamburger stand called the Golly Gee. As the food wasn’t very good anyway that wasn’t exactly a sacrifice. :roll:

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