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Sonic200
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03 Sep 2023, 9:05 pm

I have heard some people say that it is.



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03 Sep 2023, 9:07 pm

It depends.
If you live in America, it probably is.
Anywhere else, not.


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03 Sep 2023, 9:09 pm

It is a mild cuss word to my understanding, used to describe something unpleasant, of poor quality, useless etc.



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03 Sep 2023, 9:10 pm

My brother got slapped in the face for saying it in front of my aunt. My parents don't consider it a curse word.

In other words, it depends.


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03 Sep 2023, 9:21 pm

"crap" is often used as a less offensive alternative to the cuss word that starts with "sh".

Some people may find the word "crap" offensive, but it is not considered nearly as offensive as "s**t".

This forum censors "s**t" and doesn't censor "crap".



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03 Sep 2023, 9:30 pm

According to the christian school my grandson attends, yes, it is a cuss word. He got in trouble a year or two ago for saying it in class. I had a hard time not asking him, "what's up with that crap?"

Seriously though, it really does depend on who you ask. It's like that for any word like that...gosh, heck, darn...they're really just replacements for cuss words and for some it's an acceptable work around, for others they're equally offensive. *shrugs*



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04 Sep 2023, 3:09 pm

George Carlin quipped that he got arrested for indecency in Las Vegas for "using the word 's**t' in a town were the biggest games is called 'craps'".



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05 Sep 2023, 1:07 pm

I don't think so.


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05 Sep 2023, 9:06 pm

I think it was seen as such in Canada and the US up until the mid to late 90s, but not so much now.
I remember the "Kamp Krusty" episode on the classic Simpsons where Bart told the news reporter "This was the crappiest camp ever... wait, can you say 'crap' on TV?", and the news reporter said "You can on this network."

You say "poo" or "poop", people will think you're childish, but if you don't want to say s**t you can usually say crap and it be seen as PG-rated, at least. There are still people who really don't like the word, though.



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13 Sep 2023, 2:33 am

Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was an English plumber and businessman. He founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London, a plumbing equipment company. the word etymologically is a corruption of his name.



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14 Sep 2023, 5:06 am

No


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22 Sep 2023, 11:42 pm

This is a good question, I been wondering this for sooooo long.



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22 Sep 2023, 11:45 pm

I would say no, but if someone is offended by it and you don't want to offend them, I wouldn't use it around them.



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23 Sep 2023, 10:23 am

It’s called wooden swearing.I got in trouble for saying dagburnit by a devout Christian.Apparently replacing the offensive word with with a less offensive one is still offensive.


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24 Sep 2023, 8:29 am

Sonic200 wrote:
"crap" is often used as a less offensive alternative to the cuss word that starts with "sh".

Some people may find the word "crap" offensive, but it is not considered nearly as offensive as "s**t".

This forum censors "s**t" and doesn't censor "crap".
Adults considered both curse words when I was a kid & teen.


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24 Sep 2023, 10:00 am

There's a type of fish called Crappie so that usage of the word shouldn't be offensive to anyone but some kids & adults like me would still laugh :lol:


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