I have a problem. It’s not a big problem now, but it can be if I don’t do something about it. I have been known to cuss like a sailor. So, I found this article entitled Who gives a @#$% about profanity? of interest to me. According to this article, and the evidence that surrounds us, we are living in an age of profanity, and frankly it disgusted me.
I’m embarrassed to say that I’m in the 64 percent that use the F-word. That has GOT TO CHANGE! In my defense, growing up I had very strict parents and I was convinced that they knew everything I was doing or saying. As a result, I never swore and was a 22 year old virgen. So, once I emancipated from the iron rule of my parents, it was f-bombs for EVERYONE!!
More women than men said they encounter people swearing more now than 20 years ago — 75 percent, compared to 60 percent. Also, more women said they were bothered by profanity — 74 percent at least some of the time — than men (60 percent.) And more men admitted to swearing: 54 percent at least a few times a week, compared to 39 percent of women.
Wondering specifically about the F-word? Thirty-two percent of men said they used it at least a few times a week, compared to 23 percent of women.
My kids don’t cuss. They snitch on each other when one or the other uses the “s” word. Oh, and their “s” word is “shut up”. But, I don’t want to raise my kids with the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality. So, with respect to foul language? I’m gonna have to stop that shit.