posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 12:09 AM
My feeling is that curse words are loaded and emotional ... they send more power than a non-curse substitute ... and most of what you see in movies
and television is hyperbolic. Ever notice how much violence and death you see in the movies? I know the world's a nasty place, but I've never seen
someone get killed (in real life) in my 40 years. And I've only rarely seen someone carrying a gun in public. The movies would have you believe
shoot-outs, car chases and ultraviolence were pervasive everywhere, rather than just in the localized regions it actually is.
I also believe it's common to use language for the purposes of achieving a specific and desired rating. A non-children's movie being rated G is the
kiss of death, so they'll throw in enough mild cursing to hike it up to a PG, or more likely, the default PG-13. Same goes with any movie that wants
the panache of an R. Just a few words can do it.
It's been going on so long, a movie doesn't seem right to movie makers without tons of language, so I think it's in there now just because it has
been for so long.