Question of the day
Do you swear? If so, what words do you use, and when do you use them?
It’s been brought to my attention that I swear more than is necessary. I’ve been trying to break my habit, but it’s a hard one, at times, to break. I think I’m getting better, but that might be all in my mind.
I tend to say the f-bomb mostly. Sh*t is second. I took a FB quiz once on what is your favorite swear word, and mine came out the f-bomb and I think that is accurate. When I get exasperated I tend to say “unf*ckingbelievable”. I am a believer that sometimes no other word works. But I’m learning too, that sometimes another word does, and I should maybe apply a filter to my brain and mouth, and try to get more creative with my profanity vocabulary. I.e., frigging can work in place of f*cking. So can freaking. Or what the frick. I could use the British word “bloody” and here in the US no one would think I was swearing. I’ve seen a suggestion to get a translator app, and use French swear words, because wth, then if you say “pardon my French” at least you are really speaking French. I suppose you could do that with any language and at least it might help curb my thoughtless swearing. I want to learn Italian, and it might come in useful, though I have a feeling their swear words are probably much more lovely to hear than the ones I use, and I wouldn’t feel like I was swearing. Oh, maybe that’s a good thing! There’s a book out too, called “Creative Cursing: A Mix and Match Profanity Generator.” I should probably ask for it for my birthday.
So tell me, are you a potty mouth like me, or have you found a better way to express your disgust, exasperation, dislike, incredulity, etc? Please let me know in a comment, or blog even, linked back here. Especially if you have some creative ideas for breaking the habit.
As always, love and light.