When I was growing up during the depression in Brooklyn, the verbal or written use of the F-word was practically non-existent
“Profanity is often used to express one’s unfiltered feelings ... and sincerity,” a study says.
Linguist Benjamin K. Bergen talks about when – and why – we use profanity.
But also they may be misogynists.
My parents moved us to Utah when I was ten, and there I became so used to the Mormon habit of not swearing that even into my twenties when I was in graduate school, I struggled with books and movies that I was required to watch/read for my studies that had bad language in them.
The senator said she swore a lot to fit in with the men she worked with.
Put your shades on. These words might burn.
5. "Gosh" 6. "Dadgummit!" Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear
I've written hundreds of thousands of words during the past 50 years, but I've never written the f-word. I don't need the word to communicate effectively or to get published. The English language is rich with so many other delightful, juicy, descriptive, and provocative words.
These are the kinds of words I want to excise from my kids' vocabularies, or at least severely limit, whether or not anyone else hears them.