Tuesday, November 30, 2010

people observation #11: obnoxious cursing, creativity lacking

This is a short post, but I have to tell all of you readers something. I will first explain that I don't get offended by swearing; I don't do it myself very often, but that is because I'm a typically happy individual who doesn't have a need to bring anybody down with f-bombs and s-words.

There are two ways to cuss: the wrong way and the right way. Needless to say, many people take part in the wrong way: This way involves what reminds me of a fifth grader who just learned what a douche bag was. He says the word constantly just because he knows it, hoping some older person will give him approval. At the child center I work at, I had a little girl come up to me and go, "gay! gay! gay! gay!" For no other reason than she knew it was bad. Sometimes I think people swear just because they think it will make them look cool. Just shut up. The wrong way: This way involves throwing out expressions without even thinking about what you're really saying. It is so uncreative. Examples: using swear words as the comparing word in a simile, like, "It's cold as hell out here." Really? Because the usual idea of hell, correct me if I'm wrong, is one of fire, not exactly a winter wonderland. "It was loud as shit." Really? Is shit really something considered to be typically LOUD? I mean sure, we've all been there, but on a regular basis?
the right way: Now, if you are going to take part in the cussing phenomenon, I urge you to do it correctly. Just like any other word, use it creatively, and to your advantage. Something can be hot as hell, or smelly as shit.

Lesson: What I urge you to do is PLEASE think before you swear, because you sound uneducated and totally not creative when you use it the wrong way. Thank you.