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I'm trying to remove myself from swearing, as I have found that words just come out of my mouth now. However, I don't know how to apply myself? Pain and punishment recommendations will not be practiced. I managed to start saying Holy moogly rather than the other form, but trying to say What the Moogly is very difficult, and I am afraid that if I keep going, I may accidentally swear at an interview, or worse, to another person on a video game! :scared:

Seriously, though, I used to never swear, and I want to try and clean up my act without soap and pain. :(
 

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I'm trying to remove myself from swearing, as I have found that words just come out of my mouth now. However, I don't know how to apply myself? Pain and punishment recommendations will not be practiced. I managed to start saying Holy moogly rather than the other form, but trying to say What the Moogly is very difficult, and I am afraid that if I keep going, I may accidentally swear at an interview, or worse, to another person on a video game! :scared:

Seriously, though, I used to never swear, and I want to try and clean up my act without soap and pain. :(
I had this Greek Physics teacher that always said "Son of a Gun". I found the way he said that to be pretty funny and wound up emulating him and saying that instead of SOB.
 

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Um, don't apply to medical school?

Seriously, you won't say any bad words at an interview because you'll be on best behavior. Your filter is better than that. Just because you say F or S or B because you're mad when you stub your toe or because there is an application hold-up doesn't make you a horrible swearer. I'm sure.
 
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I'm trying to remove myself from swearing, as I have found that words just come out of my mouth now. However, I don't know how to apply myself? Pain and punishment recommendations will not be practiced. I managed to start saying Holy moogly rather than the other form, but trying to say What the Moogly is very difficult, and I am afraid that if I keep going, I may accidentally swear at an interview, or worse, to another person on a video game! :scared:

Seriously, though, I used to never swear, and I want to try and clean up my act without soap and pain. :(
Fock if I know :confused:
 
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I swear at minor accidents in video games, where I'm not dead, but more like where I fumble a flashbang :scared:
 

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I swear at minor accidents in video games, where I'm not dead, but more like where I fumble a flashbang :scared:
Dude you are a sophomore in college. Everyone swears in college. Relish it. When you get out of college, and are working or are in medschool or whatever, suddenly it is not so cute to be saying F*ck This! and F*ck That! and are you F*cking Kidding me? all the time.
 

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Make a swear jar.
Yes, then fill it with bees. When you swear, stick your hand in and shake the jar vigorously. This should put a quick end to your swearing habit. esp if you learn not to swear with your hand in the swear jar.
 

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I swear at minor accidents in video games, where I'm not dead, but more like where I fumble a flashbang :scared:
Counter-striker? lol
 

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Every time you say F**K, add "crying out loud" so you'll go from "f**k-crying out loud" to "Fu-Crying out loud" to "For crying out loud!" :laugh:

Dap for the person you can correctly reference this!
 

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On the swear jar idea- find a friend who also wants to cut back on swearing. Both of you have your own jar, and each time you swear you have to put money into the jar (dime, quarter, whatever amount you want). Set a time length on how long your going to do this for (at least 1-2 months is a good minimum), and at the end of the period you set, whoever has the least amount of money keeps the contents of both jars.
 

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Swearing is fine as long as you can keep it under control in certain situations...like an interview... :)
 

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I swear at minor accidents in video games, where I'm not dead, but more like where I fumble a flashbang :scared:
Well then the answer is obvious. Give me your computer, xbox, ps2, and all your games. Problem solved!
 
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Yes, then fill it with bees. When you swear, stick your hand in and shake the jar vigorously. This should put a quick end to your swearing habit. esp if you learn not to swear with your hand in the swear jar.
:laugh: (face turning red from laughter) ... whew, I needed that - that's probably the best laugh I have had in a while, thanks.

Back to the OP, try to be creative with what you replace phrases with though. People seem to get a kick when I say things like "dagnabit" and "son of a monkey."

At this moment, I think I'll coin the phrase "son of an AdCom" :smuggrin:
 
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Aurora013 said:
On the swear jar idea- find a friend who also wants to cut back on swearing. Both of you have your own jar, and each time you swear you have to put money into the jar (dime, quarter, whatever amount you want). Set a time length on how long your going to do this for (at least 1-2 months is a good minimum), and at the end of the period you set, whoever has the least amount of money keeps the contents of both jars.
THAT IS AWESOME. But perhaps instead, to save our wallets, use beans, and the loser buys a 12 pack of soda and keeps half. Win for both, though more for the less swearing.
 

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F*ck all that ****. :p

Seriously though, I swear as much as a retired Navy captain and it's definitely a problem. I often forget how bad it is until someone looks at me and asks, "Why the f*ck do you swear so much?"
 

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I swear all the time but you'd have to be pretty dopey to drop the F-bomb in front of Dr. X in an interview.
 

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carry a tazer around with you. every time you swear, zap your arm/leg. works on my dog for his barking.






j/k.
 
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Tasers are dangerous. And expensive.
 

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carry a tazer around with you. every time you swear, zap your arm/leg. works on my dog for his barking.






j/k.
I use this method on my baby cousin and her crying.
 
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When you are at your interview and they ask about your opinion of their program, just reply: "Are you sh!~en me? I love this Fu&%in school! And the Bi#&es around here are damn hot too!" :thumbup:
 

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Just think before you speak. I say darn it" and "dang" and I've develeoped words like "sh...essh" or "sh...oot" and "fu...dge." That's actually how I end up saying them whenever I catch myself about to swear.
 

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I don't know, I swear all the time too, and I kind of love it. I work with kids during the day, so I can't swear then, so when I'm off work, it's like I can't even control it! But, like I said, I don't swear around the kids, and I didn't swear on my interviews either.... It's not something you have to think about, seriously, unless you get an interviewer who eggs you on by greeting you with something like "Well, how the f*ck are you?!", you're not going to swear. But if you do, be sure to visit the "Worst interview moments thread" :D
 

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I swear at minor accidents in video games, where I'm not dead, but more like where I fumble a flashbang :scared:
Stop playing CS......I hadnt played that game since freshmen year, but I ve started playing that game again since last week for some reason.
 

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I had a friend who used to say "Cheese and rice on friday" (say it outloud, you'll figure it out). He also used "Got down, sat on a bench."

Here's an idea. Try some fun reconditioning. Although not as emotionally gratifying as the real words, you can have a lot of fun (you'll make people smile) if you use old-lady swears. Like "land almighty" or "my heavens" and my personal favorite "good gravy". Little kid swears are fun too, like "You silly goose". If you really want to quit swearing, you can make a game of it... look up all kinds of old-lady/kid swears and use a new one each day... the active effort will re-train you and the game will make it fun. Since it's a silly game that you're conscious of, it will be easier to give up the fake words once you've eliminated the automatic reaction to use the bad words (and if you keep the new ones, it really adds to your personality :D ).
 
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The first one didn't catch so fast ;)
 

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When it gets to important things your mind will be able to tone it down a bit. My mom was a farm girl from one of the craziest cursing ornery families around...I am not too bad with F bombs and what not but I can blasphemy with the best of them....that combined with the jew speak from my dad's side makes for interesting stuff too. The way you stop or slow down is to simply catch yourself doing it more to the point it kind of annoys you....similiar to the people that say "like" every other word. Once you point something out to yourself you'd be surprised how much you catch yourself doing and it just becomes an annoyance.
 

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This thread has inspired me to post a joke. Enjoy.

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Moderator note: These jokes aren't appropriate for the pre-medical forums. Please don't post these jokes in the future. Thanks for your understanding.
 

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Wow, what an incredibly inappropriate joke. You should see Bob Saget's version...
 
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I don't get it. But I sure as hell won't be repeating that, ever. :scared:
 
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jesus christ.
 

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Compass said:
I'm trying to remove myself from swearing, as I have found that words just come out of my mouth now. However, I don't know how to apply myself? Pain and punishment recommendations will not be practiced. I managed to start saying Holy moogly rather than the other form, but trying to say What the Moogly is very difficult, and I am afraid that if I keep going, I may accidentally swear at an interview, or worse, to another person on a video game! :scared:

Seriously, though, I used to never swear, and I want to try and clean up my act without soap and pain. :(
Babysit somebody's kids (ages between say, 4 & 9) for a month or so.
That'll clean up your act. Make sure it's for someone that actually cares about what their kids are hearing & getting exposed to, and doesn't really swear much around them themselves!
 
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Nah, I'll just do a bean jar.
 

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Want to stop swearing so much? The answer is quite simple:

Shut the f*@k up! :eek:
 

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Moderator note: These jokes aren't appropriate for the pre-medical forums. Please don't post these jokes in the future. Thanks for your understanding
You just deprived this audience of one of the best jokes of all time. How do you sleep at night?
 

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punch yourself in the scrotum &/or Vagina every time you curse-hard no love taps. Callogician can you pm me the joke I missed it-
 

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Tasers are dangerous. And expensive.
it's the price you pay. are you dedicated enough to medicine to take this responsibility? because i've heard attending physicians defibrillate their residents/interns when they get a wrong answer. you gotta be ready for that.

i know i have. now i've stopped swearing and i have this weird tick, it's worth it. hahahahah.
 

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it's the price you pay. are you dedicated enough to medicine to take this responsibility? because i've heard attending physicians defibrillate their residents/interns when they get a wrong answer. you gotta be ready for that.

i know i have. now i've stopped swearing and i have this weird tick, it's worth it. hahahahah.
defibrillate? uh, yeah .... :laugh:
 

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I swear a lot too, but it's totally situational. e.g. I don't swear at the hospital where I volunteer, I swear a lot when I'm talking to my drinking buddies, I swear moderately in front of my parents. However, I counter my parents when they call me on it by telling them that just the other night mother said that they developed Viagra from pops. Moral: You'll be able to control it under the right circumstances. I believe in you.
 

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haha bob saget! i actually use his name when cussing ever since i saw that guy on the internet say it.
"bob saget!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"what the f*&^ AHhh bob saget!'
'you did what?! ahhh bob saget!"
"what the bob saget!!!!!!'
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Shazbot!!!

(i'm a geek, i know)
 

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Vincir said:
:At this moment, I think I'll coin the phrase "son of an AdCom" :smuggrin:
I can imagine the look on your interviewers face when you say that. :laugh:
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THAT IS AWESOME. But perhaps instead, to save our wallets, use beans, and the loser buys a 12 pack of soda and keeps half. Win for both, though more for the less swearing.
But making it cheap isn't going to provide much motivation to try and win (AKA stop swearing).
 

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I had a friend who used to say "Cheese and rice on friday" (say it outloud, you'll figure it out). He also used "Got down, sat on a bench."

I love it!! :laugh: I've been saying those all afternoon. :D
 

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HAHA i worked with little kids all week only said a few things like dumass. I keep on saying catching beats but the kids have no idea what that means its hillarious. But in stead of dropping F bombs say what the frick, freak, fudge, or flip. Instead of damn use darn. Instead of ****e say like poop, or crap. Its prettty easy.
 
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