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blemonge's avatar

Is turd a swear word?

Asked by blemonge (99points) June 11th, 2010

just wondered if you could say turd at work…as in, you can polish a turd, i just created a turd, we all like turd

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dpworkin's avatar

It is very informal and not really appropriate for the workplace except between friends, but it is not a swear word, merely an impolite word.

tinyfaery's avatar

Probably not good to talk about excrement at work.

YARNLADY's avatar

The word you are looking for is vulgar. It is vulgar to use the word turd. Any word can be a swear word if you swear it; example: “That person is a complete Plutoid.”

chels's avatar

Turd is not a swear word.

MissA's avatar

“We all like turd?” What the hell does that mean?
“You can polish a turd.” What?

Do you work on another planet?

Turd is not a swear word, though you’d be better off to say one instead of making yourself sound like…hmmm. A turd?

tadpole's avatar

borderline, like piss…

blemonge's avatar

@MissA: Ok so two things were being silly (sense of humour required, I just like to fill out my sentences) but “well, you can polish a turd” is a saying, for example when referring to an ugly building that has been redecorated, one may say “well you can polish a turd, but its still a turd” – turd as a metaphor was a thrust of the question, though its use a noun was also part of my quandary. I’m sorry that wasn’t made clear.

MissA's avatar

@blemonge My humor button was disengaged…however, I think I’d pass on the turd plate at work.

DominicX's avatar

I prefer “stool”...

MacBean's avatar

@DominicX That term was completely ruined for me when my dad’s cousin told a joke about pushing in stools at gay bars…

DominicX's avatar

Yeah, I’ve heard that one before… >:(

CMaz's avatar

Any word that is derogatory in nature is a swear word.

downtide's avatar

I would say it’s slang rather than a swear word, but it’s definitely not appropriate for the workplace.

YARNLADY's avatar

I just heard my grandson say “Oh fecal doo doo” as a swear word. I think his mother taught him to say it because I don’t allow swear words in my house.

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