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    #1

    Is it rude?

    My students sometimes use the phrase "It sucks" when discussing things in class. I feel it's kind of rude (vulgar), but as they travel a lot to English-speaking countries and sometimes do pick up some useful experessions, I am not sure if I should ask them not to use it. What's your take on it?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 15-Jul-2013 at 14:19. Reason: Vocabulary
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Is it rude?

    It's not rude — just a common slang expression among the young.

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    Re: Is it rude?

    My opinion is that it's okay to use it amongst friends, but never in a professional setting. I would probably discourage its use in class.

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    Re: Is it rude?

    It was rude when I was younger, but is more commonplace now.

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