I cannot claim to be angelic in this regard; I admit that I sometimes blurt profanities in the company of those that dislike such language. I always regret it, but this little streak of perversity persists.
But if we pause to look at profanity, we see a bunch of stale words which have not evolved much except in the mouths of those seeking to offend or draw attention to their meagre presence and vocabulary.
I subscribe to an omnibus blog digest (Medium) which presents individual views on ‘anything goes’. I follow topics on art, cooking, creativity, history, politics, productivity, psychology, racism, religion and technology.
Much space is taken up by angry people. You may not believe how much is written on racism, feminism and anti-feminism. Vitriol and profanity spew out!
Profanity usually accompanies extreme displeasure or discomfort. It has also become some sort of sign of manliness. Big boys use profanity to impress little boys with their naughtiness and daring.
Some women seem to believe that they are liberated by their profanities. How sad! People striving to emulate others in every way destroy their uniqueness and charm.
What is also very sad is the proliferation of profanity.
It seems now that coarseness has become an indicator of equality, maturity and defiance. Users seek to shock perceivers and inspire the same sort of admiration that big boys sought from little boys.
Unfortunately for them their audience is different and is discerning and scornful of such puerile and pathetic efforts.
It would be tragic if the economics and rationale of media moguls prevailed and
we are faced with further entertainment perversions, worse than Married at First Sight (#@&%!!) and presented with ‘real life’ scenarios in childrens’ hour
Generally speaking, I believe that, if used, profanity should not be spoken in the presence of parents or children (or by them) or indeed, anyone who would be offended by it
Ouch! But that is a stern test for big boys and girls!