Monday, July 21, 2008

Frickin' bull honkey

Today we are going to talk about swearing. Why the %#$! would we talk about swearing? you ask. Because I will write about whatever I #$%@ well please, so shut the #$#& up. So that being said, I would like to apologize. I don't swear much. In anger I do let out some "damn"s and "hell"s, but I try for the most part to maintain my language clean.

Before I get attacked as some religous zealot, let me just say, yes, part of the reason that I don't swear is religious (wait.... is human decency a religion?), but it's more than that. I am a writer and as a writer I pride myself in being able to express myself in a manner that conveys my emotions better than swearing. I believe that I can express my anger, or the fact that I am mad better if I don't use vulgarity. I think that vulgarity shows a couple of things. First, a real inability to express one's self, which is something that we have all heard in our childhood and the reason that everyone cites for not swearing, but furthermore it is addictive. Vulgarities are used as general expletives, adverbs, nouns, and adjectives. I am sick of this @#$%, it's so #%$%ing hot, You little #%$%, It's hot as %&*$, That @#$% head or mother-#$%!er. The point is, there are a multitude of ways to express it, and it is easy. In all the things that I expressed there, I only had in mind, two specific words. TWO WORDS! it was that easy. I sometimes find myself clammoring for a word and if I can't think of the word, it will drive me insane until I do. If I could just pick from one of two words it would make my expressive life so much easier. I wouldn't have to think at all, which is the danger. People who swear become dependent on those key words that can be used for just about anything. They start to use vulgarity as a crutch because they have forgotten other vocabulary because of lack of use.

Vulgarity is getting a lot more creative now, and a lot more vulgar. There seems to be a competition to see who can be the most offensive (it's really nothing more than an attention contest). I read this just recently, "Mary mother of #%&*#$*&#$ who $%*($*% in the $%(#$*#*. It's a competition not only to say the most vulgar words, but to also string them together in the most offensive way possible. It's really just a childish way of getting attention (childish because it is not a way of getting attention that compliments that person, but rather shocks or disgusts) ((concerning the picture) it's a disgusted baby..... don't look at me, ask google)

Anyway, I don't like it. I can take vulgarity in stride, but when someone uses vulgarity for all parts of speech it bothers me. It's called the F-bomb because it has impact, but when you drop it every other word, it's a dud. I don't care if you use it, but use it correctly. When someone swears it should grab everyone's attention immediately. There should be a hush over those who hear it, not a lack of recognition or care as it stands right now. So swear if you want, but when it's really needed, and if not, I will see you in $#!$ you no good @#$@#*(&#&*^%$#!$*&(&$.

2 comments:

the man in the next cube said...

After reading a few of your blog entries I can see why being around you would make people use vulgar language. I would imagine that by the time the people near you get done hearing your inane ramblings, they can't help but scream profanity in your general direction.

Jordan said...

Just for reference, this is a coworker who is madly in love with me...... I told you, I am not gay, but you flatter me with your love anyway.