Saturday, July 12, 2003

Is Swearing The Verbal Equivalent Of A Slap In The Face?

Mrs. Du Toit discusses the appropriate use of swear words, after Steven Den Beste discusses their origin. When I started thinking of swearing as the verbal equivalent of a punch in the mouth it really helped me to swear less. Now my co-workers can tell when I'm upset, and I've never had a problem swearing at my kids. Upon reflection I think swearing is more like a slap in the face. Does this ring true with you?