The F-Word Experiment

Those who know me personally, probably know that I don't generally swear.  Ok, I never swear.  I've just never practiced it enough to get good at it.  But if you swear around me, I won't cover my mouth and point at you and say mmmmmmm  you said stuuuuuuupid!   The F-word coming from me would actually look like me in red lipstick.  Just silly. Shocking.  Stupid. (there I said it)   The F-word coming from me in a blog?  Let's see how this goes...brace yourself.

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Have you f#$*&%@ noticed how f#$*&%@* prevalent the f#$*&%@* F-word is?  It is f#$*&%@* unbelievable!  It is in f#$*&%@* articles, and f#$*&%@* blogs, and f#$*&%@* movies.  It is in f#$*&%@* regular conversations and f#$*&%@* phone calls you f#$*&%@* over-hear on the f#$*&%@* train.  You f#$*&%@* pass people on the f#$*&%@* street and hear it.  It is in f#$*&%@* music on regular f#$*&%@* radio stations even when they try to f#$*&%@* bleep it out!  Do they really f#$*&%@* think you can't f#$*&%@* understand what fits in there?  The f#$*&%@* quality movie The King's Speech  was f#$*&%@* rated "R" because the f#$*&%@* F-word was used in one f#$*&%@* scene limiting many f#$*&%@* kids from seeing it.  In the f#$*&%@* movie, Lincoln, it is used once for no apparent f#$*&%@* reason.

 

I f#$*&%@* read a lot of other f#$*&%@* blogs.  I f#$*&%@* love reading their f#$*&%@* thoughts and f#$*&%@* humor.  People are so f#$*&%@* funny!  F#$*&%@* regular human f#$*&%@* people.  Not f#$*&%@*  celebrities, not f#$*&%@* rock stars, not f#$*&%@* politicians.  Your f#$*&%@* average f#$*&%@* Joe.  And they are f#$*&%@* deep.  So f#$*&%@* deep.  And F#$*&%@* sensitive.  And f#$*&%@* thoughtful.  Bloggers are not f#$*&%@* afraid to f#$*&%@* bare it all or expose their vulnerable f#$*&%@* selves, or their f#$*&%@* spouses, or their f#$*&%@* kids.  Bloggers are f#$*&%@* cool.  Why is it that the f#$*&%@* F-word is the only f#$*&%@* adjective that people use anymore?  Is it f#$*&%@* filler? Is it f#$*&%@* decoration?  Is it f#$*&%@* cool?  It it f#$*&%@* essential?

 

Back in the old f#$*&%@* days, I tried to f#$*&%@* explain to my kids why it isn't f#$*&%@* okay to f#$*&%@* talk like that even though they were starting to f#$*&%@* hear it in school and in f#$*&%@* life.   I f#$*&%@*  used to f#$*&%@* tell my kids when they were f#$*&%@* little that they need to be smart and find a f#$*&%@*  20 dollar word to use instead.  A f#$*&%@* expensive f#$*&%@* word.  A f#$*&%@* fantastic f#$*&%@* word.  A real f#$*&%@* adjective.  But now they are f#$*&%@* adults and it is beyond f#$*&%@* avoidance.  I hope they still f#$*&%@* try, but it is f#$*&%@* everywhere.

 

 I am not f#$*&%@* judging.  I am just f#$*&%@* asking. I am just f#$*&%@* wondering.  To f#$*&%@* get read or f#$*&%@* seen or thought of as f#$*&%@* important or f#$*&%@* cool, do you have to f#$*&%@* use it?  Just f#$*&%@* wondering.  I still f#$*&%@* remember when it was very f#$*&%@* inappropriate to say "sucks".  You wouldn't f#$*&%@* say it in front of your f#$*&%@* parents that's for sure.  How f#$*&%@* long ago was that?  Was that back in the f#$*&%@* 80's?  F#$*&%@* 90's?  Now it doesn't just suck, it f#$*&%@* sucks.

 

 Signed,

The f#$*&%@* Prude (who hopes not to offend anyone who uses the f-word or red lipstick)

 

***Lost in Translation?  The Spark Notes (or for us old folks, the Cliff Notes) are below.

Have you noticed how prevalent the F-word is?  It is unbelievable!  It is in articles, and blogs, and movies.  It is in regular conversations and phone calls you over-hear on the train.  You pass people on the street and hear it.  It is in music on regular radio even when they try to bleep it out!  Do they really think you can't figure it out?  The amazing movie, The King's Speech, was rated "R" because of the F-word used in one scene limiting many kids from seeing it.  In the movie, Lincoln, it is used once for no apparent reason.

I read a lot of other blogs.  A lot.  I love reading their self published thoughts and humor.  People are so funny!  Regular human people.  Not celebrities, not rock stars, not politicians.  Your average Joe.  And they are deep.  So deep.  And sensitive.  And thoughtful.  Bloggers are not afraid to bare it all or expose their vulnerable selves or make fun of their own lives, their spouses, or their children.  Bloggers are cool.  Why is it that the F-word is the only mainstream adjective that people use anymore?  Is it filler? Is it decoration?  Is it cool?

Back in the old days, I tried to explain to my kids why it isn't OK to talk like that even though they were starting to hear it in school and in life.   I used to tell my kids when they were little that they need to be smart and find a $20 word to use instead.  An expensive word.  A fantastic word.  A real adjective.  But now they are adults and it is beyond avoidance.  I hope they still try, but it is everywhere.

I am not judging.  I am just asking.  I am just wondering.  To get read or seen or thought of as important or cool, do you have to use it?  Just wondering.  I still remember when it was very inappropriate to say "sucks".  You wouldn't say it in front of your parents that's for sure.  How long ago was that?  Was that back in the 80's?  90's?  Now it doesn't just suck, it f#$*&%@*  sucks.

Signed,

The Prude

 

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