Saturday, September 05, 2009

Profanity

The thing I don't get is why we try to be so careful about not swearing in front of children. Oh yeah, trying to be good role models, yada yada yada.

But think about it, if many of us swear as adults anyway, then isn't avoiding to do so in the presence of children just postponing the inevitable? Like medicine? Or marriage. Ha ha, I digress.

Anyway, I don't recall my parents swearing much when I was a child (not in English anyway) yet I swear like the worst of the sailors. Catch me during an allergy attack and I'm dropping the F-bomb every second and cursing God, her mother, and every useless life form she's put on this earth.

And the f-bomb is not okay in PG-13 movies but physical fights between children is? Anything wrong with this picture? Aren't there worse things in this world compared to profanity? Oh, forgive me for wearing glasses that give me the slightest bit of realism.

But hey, if you rather I punch someone in the nose rather than tell them to fuck off, I'll happily do it.

2 comments:

Kenike said...

I agree. In fact, I have a friend who is raising his kids and not afraid to cuss in front of them. But he specifically teaches them what the words mean (to a point) and more importantly when and how to use them and when not to. I kinda like that idea. Especially since I love to cuss.

Imaginista said...

My mom has a fucking potty mouth, I have a fucking potty mouth and my daughters have fucking potty mouths. I'm pretty sure that means the grandkids were born with a PhD in cussing...