posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 02:00 PM
I don't see a problem in anything written because you have a choice of reading it or not. But spoken word is another thing. I do admit I sometimes
use profanity. It's a bad habit I've tried to break since changing jobs. I worked for years on a nightshift with all former male military and
myself the only female. Luckily I wasn't particularly easy to offend and at times could even make them blush!
However... I try not to do it because it is offensive and I can't see a reason to offend where it's not necessary. I've been in public places
before where there was someone at a seat or table nearby who was cursing liberally and it made everyone around them uncomfortable. It's considered
low-brow and anti-social. Used constantly it becomes an irritant. Used sparingly in the right places, it hammers home the point. But it's true
enough, somebody somewhere is always gonna be offended by something.
I have to laugh thinking of this poor old dude sitting there crossing out all the bad words. I try to picture the expression on his face while doing
it. He must have gotten some good reading done! *L*