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.