The Joy of Swearing

Why do I enjoy swearing so much? One reason is that I come from a long line of female swearers. My grandmother had no problem swearing, and my mom, a Lutheran minister by trade, was no different. Mom was the only mom and/or minister I knew who swore freely with pleasure and without a sense of guilt.

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  1. #1 Crudely Wrott
    May 13, 2009

    Greg sez:, “My grandmother had no problem swearing, and my mom, a Lutheran minister by trade, was no different. Mom was the only mom and/or minister I knew who swore freely with pleasure and without a sense of guilt.”

    I hope you know how lucky you are. A thing or an idea should be called by its proper name. I really like my native language (English) for the simple reason that it is able to call shit, shit.

    The ability to employ the language in its ‘roots in the dirt’ fashion has always been empowering. This allows me to call shit, shit, with little regard of contradiction.