said 11 months ago:
I think someone who wouldn’t use swear words in an article is an asshole. : )
If you study writing in college, they teach you to use curses sparingly, especially the f-bomb, because overuse dilutes the impact of the words.
I agree kids should be taught to expand their vocabulary, but I oppose blocking them from viewing sites that use swear words. Kids already know those words.
There are situations where using these words really isn’t appropriate. And overuse can be a sign of lazy writing.
I use Francais to code swear words sometimes in my writing. For example, Nique-toi. Or merde. They sound innocent, don’t they?
I recently came up with bullsquat as an alternative to bullshit. <—- I dislike sticking * or whatever in to replace one or more letters because we all know what the word is so why hide it? Plus we’re all adults, certainly we can discuss this in an adult manner without resorting to a kind of censoring of words.
And I sympathize with someone who is reminded of an angry dad. There’s no anger here, though, so you shouldn’t feel threatened. My mother didn’t swear but she was physically abusive.