Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Holey Guacamole!!!

     Holey Guacamole!!!
    Why is it people think it is cool to swear? I was at my Tae-Kwon-Doe practice (i'm a Black Belt!) and one boy, about thirteen years, old was talking about how he swore at school and then covered it up by saying he said "fudge." He then continued like he was the coolest person ever.
     I do not swear. I simply don't. I find it vulgar and kind of lazy. Here is my reasoning for it being lazy: I think, that when people swear it is because they can't find another word to say or they think they sound cool. I am, however, fine with other words such as "shoot" or "mushrooms" or "pooey". None of these sound like swearing or are offensive.
    People say that swear words don't mean anything; they are just words. But isn't everything we say just words? If you say you are hurt or angered, is that just you saying words? We (homo sapiens) have the most complex language of all the organisms in the animal kingdom. If we take our language and say it is just words, it is like saying the sky is just blue. It doesn't make sense. 
     Now, what I have just said is kind of controversy to my second paragraph where I said saying other words in place of swear words is OK, but if the word is not a language excepted as a swear word, it is not offensive (from my point of view). Every one gets frustrated; it is a fact of life. Saying words often relieve this frustration.
     I challenge you to stop swearing and find a different word to say when you are frustrated, and if you use them as filler words, work on you vocabulary, please. Try finding a series of words that roll on your tongue like "peanut brittle" or "poo on toast". 
     So, in conclusion for today, stop swearing!!! Remember to comment and share on Facebook or Tweet about it! The more readers, the more I'll post! That's all for now :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a very thought provoking post, Scarlette. I had never taken the “they’re just words” idea on to its logical conclusion, that all words are then “just words” and have neither value nor (metaphorically) meaning. If we really believed that, we would have done away with them long ago, and not just the swear words. Clearly, then, they are not merely words, which gives merit to the adage, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything.” Or, as the Bible (Eph. 4:29) says, “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”