Like a Sailor
Yesterday I overheard a conversation at my office that went something like this:
MAN: The lady who ran the event was very unprofessional. From the moment she got on stage she began dropping the f-bomb and it just didn’t stop.
BRO: I don’t like it when women curse. A few well-timed f-bombs here and there can be alright, but when women curse? What a turn-off!
Gross, bro. Whether or not I choose to use expletives has nothing to do with satisfying your expectations or preferences for attraction.
I have notoriously deplorable language habits.
Lately I’ve been working to clean up my act, but my husband still battles my propensity for profanity when we’re together in public.
“Hey - I know you’re reclaiming that word, but could you pipe down? We’re in a neighborhood.”
Some good reasons to curse:
- To relieve stress or tension when something bad happens
- To express solidarity or membership in a group
- To make someone laugh
Some good reasons to avoid cursing:
- To show respect
- To practice self-control
To seem ladylike so that men will approve of you
Please know that if I ever decide to start censoring my language, I’ll be doing it for selfish reasons.