Are you allowed to curse in class?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by leafeon34, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. leafeon34

    leafeon34 Expecto Patronum!

    Sep 30, 2014
    United Kingdom
    In Australia, primary school teachers will tell you off for swearing and might make you sit in time out. In high school, you’ll probably get told off (this happened to me a lot) but not punished.

    At university, most teachers are ok with it. I only recall 3 teachers telling me off. One of them did it because I was swearing excessively. Another was from China where swearing in class is not ok. I don’t know why the third teacher told me off.

    Apparently you’re not allowed to swear in class in Japan, but my Japanese teachers are ok with me swearing and telling my classmates to watch their “fucking” language.
  2. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

    Jul 1, 2004
    Germany , NRW
    lol ... pretty much depends on the Teachers and the situation.

    Telling the others tu fuck off when they are annoying never got me into trouble ... even threw some stupid bully backwords over his table and he got kicked out instead of me because the teacher knew that he was an idiot but people talking shit were disciplined
  3. monkeyman4412

    monkeyman4412 Gbatemp's moronic trash

    Jun 16, 2016
    United States
    Darn, I can't come up with something edgy
    I cussed once accidentally in front of a strict teacher, however got lucky and she forgave me for cussing and I didn't get sent to the principle office. Mostly because I wasn't a "bad student" and rarely ever did something that would be considered bad in a school environment. Any other student, and that would of certainly happened.
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  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Didn't you ask a similar topic last year ?

    Anyway it has been many years since I was in school. I was fortunate not to suffer the "you can't even call your classmate an idiot" thing that some schools seem to have gone in for these days.

    It would have been a breakdown between different phases of school, and words available*. It would also depend upon whether it was lessons, what those lessons were ("hit the fucking ball" would probably not cause traumas in PE, this book is fucking shit probably not going to do well in maths) , breaktime, walking home (if you are in uniform and all that), in text unrelated to things (fortunately social media was not really a thing back then so we did not have the monitoring of it to deal with), directed at a fellow student, directed at staff, as a part of bullying, as an exclamation if you stubbed your toe and so on, as well as what teacher heard it**. I would be less expected that an 8 year old would be saying fuck and calling others a cunt (though such words were well known to all) in front of adults but by the time you were 15-16 it would probably only get you a tone your language down remark, or a detention if it was one of those "can't get you on one thing so I will get you on this" scenarios or otherwise particularly egregious.
    At the time university was basically a job that you paid to be at and were treated as such, give or take access to some of the lab equipment without techs there, so it might have been unprofessional in certain settings but that was about it -- there was no coddling of developing minds or anything. Professors, phd students running labs and others you might have interacted with would all swear if they felt the need.

    *UK swear word hierarchy is slightly different to US, Canada and antipodes, though probably close to Australian than US.

    **my favourite was a home economics teacher*** was wandering up, guy I sort of knew a year below me was playing games on a computer (not a good plan at that point in time) so I hit the reset button (this was far back enough in time that computers still had turbo buttons). Him not seeing her wandering by told me to fuck off. She initially assumed it was me that swore ("do you know what that means?") but as my voice was rather different she realised her error and then the other guy copped to it (could have kept his mouth shut but he was probably 11 at the time so had not learned big boy lying and dealing with administration yet, might have also realised I had saved him some other trauma for the games). I think she backed off after a tongue lashing or maybe he got a detention but eh really.

    ***she and I never got along. However as I had been taught to cook by my parents the simplistic nonsense the school had us do was more boring than anything else so I acted aloof most of the time (such a thing was a pattern throughout my time in mandatory education), and did not see the benefit to arranging the drawers of cooking gear to standards you would otherwise see at the dining tables of £500 a head restaurants and they were real sticklers for that one. To this day I have never since seen such organisation and I have been in any number of professional kitchens and houses of people that cook.
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  5. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

    May 9, 2010
    United States
    I said the word "damn" once in high school in class with the teacher right in earshot, for reason I cannot remember, but it was computer related. The teacher wasn't happy and I tried to downplay it, by saying I meant like a beaver dam. Unfortunatly the teacher saw right through it :(.
  6. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 30, 2016
    United States
    Me and my friend were once surfing the internet on a computer in class and he clicked on the wrong thing and it played out loud "I wanna fuck you in the ass" Yeah we got in trouble.
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  7. 2DSGamerdude

    2DSGamerdude GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 6, 2015
    Gamecube Land
    no, not really, well you can, but that'd only get you in trouble.
    well, once I sweared in class, but nothing happened, in some cases tho,
    it can get you in trouble, depends on the prof I guess
  8. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague
    I've been teaching in secondary education this year and we have a zero tolerance policy. Is someone curses and a teacher hears this they will have to report at the administration, and they will receive some kind of punishment and a notice in their student report.
  9. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte GBAtemp's Official Van Master™

    Mar 26, 2015
    Not really but who the fuck cares.
  10. RedTomato

    RedTomato Member

    Jul 11, 2019
    no, because it's wrong
  11. Invision

    Invision Advanced Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    It really depends on the teacher. Sometimes yes, most of the time, no.

    It also depends on if you're a good student or not. Some teachers pretend not to hear it if you're good.