Cursing is a pretty big hobby of mine. Obscenities were not a taboo in my household whatsoever while I grew up. I frequently heard my brothers (4 and 9 years older than me) drop curses, especially the F-bomb. And despite my parents telling them to watch their mouths, they too sometimes would drop a curse here and there. Needless to say I picked up the habit, although instead of curses I prefer to call them sentence enhancers.
However, I have noticed that my worst cases of cursing are usually while I'm gaming. Dying most certainly cause me to drop curses rapid fire. But it's not just dying, but crappy camera angles, or just a mere mistake that can trigger my "dirty" mouth. I know I'm not alone in this issue. Gaming really can cause some anger.
But here is the odd thing about me. When it comes to gaming I have a go to word that I tend to use the most. The F-bomb is my second favorite to use, and I tend to combine it with my go to word. But my go to word is in fact the one word that is usually considered to be the most vile. The C-word. Yep.
Personally, I've never had a problem with that word. It's actually my favorite curse in the English vocab. I use it outside my gaming, but I tend to literally call everything the C-word, including enemies, in video games. Most recently I was having a slight problem on a level in Epic Mickey. It was the first time I had any real issue trying to do something so severe frustration was starting to set in.
I dropped the C-word rapid fire at least seven times. Apparently I sounded so angry my boyfriend was slightly "scared". Normally he doesn't even blink when I spout off that word, but I don't think I've ever repeated it like that before. I'm guessing it was the tone of my voice. After all, he tends to drop that word during gaming as well.
But it has gotten me thinking: Am I the only one that tends to stick to one specific word while gaming or do other people do it? Do you tend to curse when you mess up in a game? Do you have a go-to word?