To swear or not to swear….

now, that this the question.

There was no swearing in my house when I was growing up.    We would use body language and tone to show how annoyed we were with each other.  There were also fists, wrestling matches, pushing and slaps frequently and liberally exchanged between my immediate older brother and I.

You can imagine my shock when I heard people cursing and generally using bad language when my family moved to one town when I was 10/11 years old.  One of our neighbors, Lydia’s mum, actually used to have her kids, toddlers even, join her in loudly describing her perceived enemies’ anatomies when she saw them.  I could not believe it!

Therefore, I find it unfortunate that swearing nowadays is a way of life for many people, especially using four letter words.  Are there no better words to use?  I find it even more unfortunate when people think that kids/toddlers swearing is cute.  Maybe I am just old fashioned or a prude.

Not much of a post, just wondering why we need so many swear words in our vocabulary nowadays.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gallivanta
    Nov 04, 2016 @ 08:49:31

    I have to be very provoked to swear. It happens rarely, and only if I am at a complete loss for any other words. On the whole, I think swearing is pathetic.

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  2. Barbara Rodgers
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 12:34:05

    I waver back and forth, probably because my father swore like a sailor and my mother never did. Whenever my sister or I cursed, my mother would give my father a stern look and say, “monkey see, monkey do.” I try not to swear but every once in a while one or two bad words slip out…

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  3. Colline
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 21:15:46

    I tend to agree with you. There are better words to use and these are the ones parents should encourage their children to use.

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