I came across an #comments" target="_blank">article today that made me stop and ponder….
Personally, I think swearing is sometimes necessary. There are certain events, circumstances, or moments in which the only way to adequately convey the full intensity of said event, circumstance or moment is with the use of a “naughty” word. These words are not a common part of accepted vocabulary thereby delivering much more of a whollup.
Bam, oof, pop, pow!
Some think that using naughty words somehow is a degradation of the language or evidence of a limited vocabulary/education — I have never considered that a fair assessment of swearing, mostly because of my previously mentioned opinions ha! AND, most definitely, there are some folks that have made an art out of swearing… that string of perfectly mixed expletives used in just the right combination… I have been known to have very strong feelings of envy. I’ve even tried to emulate a few folks who have this artistic ability but have never quite measured up. (I do much better with run-on sentences however)
After thinking about all of this, I must admit, I swear too much. I know I do. But sometimes I really think that things are somehow funnier or more sarcastic with a little %$*# thrown in. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times in my adult life that I’ve vowed to not swear. Worthless effort. I try to substitute different words for swear words – or even alter the swear word so that everyone knows what it was meant to be….
My point is that sometimes DANG just doesn’t do the job that DAMN does…. oh well