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Since when is "shut up" a bad word?

Posted by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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Spin-off from the "Have you ever told your child to shut up" thread.

I'm just surprised by how many said that they would never say "shut up" or that they see it as a horrible phrase. I just personally don't see the big deal. "Shut up" is a normal phrase in my vocabulary. I say it all the time. When I can't believe someone is serious, when I'm asking nicely ("please, shut UP"), when I've had enough of a conversation, you name it.

by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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we dont say it. As a child I was not allowed to. I think it sounds awful. So demeaning ! we say Please be quite or please stop talking. IMHO it goes right along with calling someone Stupid  or saying I HATE you.

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Mom2enr
by Bronze Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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I just told my son to shut up yesterday.... And then I have him a few thousand kisses after. I love my child no matter what, just because u told ur kid to shut up doesnt mean ur a bad parent.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM
I don't let my kids say it but I do when I'm not around them. I don't think KIDS should say it. It sounds rude to me.
MrsApple
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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Ditto.It just sound so harsh.But I heard it often as a kid as vowed that it would not be used in my household.


Quoting lucky2Beeme:

we dont say it. As a child I was not allowed to. I think it sounds awful. So demeaning ! we say Please be quite or please stop talking. IMHO it goes right along with calling someone Stupid  or saying I HATE you.



Duckyteers
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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Its rude... and my children will not be rude.
bcoll
by Brandi on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM

 I find it rude myself. We don't say it.

YzmaRocks
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM
I think it is just plain rude.
ewunia79
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM
I'd say" shut your mouth, please" I would not want him to say shut up to me so I won't say this to him.
Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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I think it sounds really bad. To me it is not the same as saying "be quiet" it's more of a mean phrase.
thenameshailie
by Emerald Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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It is considered cursing in our house. Along with "you suck" or "that sucks" or anything else that encourages a bad attitude.
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