I find that I am still a fan of the dirty words. I was hoping I'd grow out of it. My H is oilfield-not in the field often these days but still. I out cuss him 2 to 1. I suppose I need to make an effort, instead of waiting for maturity.
To clarify, I have no kids or grand kiddos, so that's not a factor in our HH. The baby in our family, great niece is 17. I'm glad our cats don't talk.
I drop the F-bomb a lot; mainly at work - usually it's in private between my boss and I. Not so much out in public.
True. It's more with my family and close friends. And here. It's not like I rage around in public with my potty mouth. I was always good at hiding it when needed, in a professional capacity, when I worked. But as I recall this morning, my mother was using a couple of cuss words during our phone conversation about the weather. She's almost 80 and still swearing, maybe there is no hope for me, LOL.
I feel like there is a LOT of myth around what "growing old" means. And what we're supposed to "grow out of".
And fuck it. I'll cuss till the day I die.
Agree. I have no issue with my mom cussing. She's so cute. I guess I was hoping I would magically become more polished in adulthood without putting in any effort. Stupid. Is it too late for finishing school? LOL
Post by CrazyLucky on Apr 12, 2016 13:18:09 GMT -5
I went through the cursing stage when I was a super cool middle and high schooler, but I think I may have grown out of it. If I curse, you know I am very upset. DS is 5. The other day he called his friend a son of a bitch. I know he didn't get that one at home. Then yesterday he said "What the fu..." I think I slapped a evil mommy death stare on him so fast he never finished. I know he didn't get that one at home either. Maybe it's the culture too? I'm in the rural south, and the guys at work will frequently apologize if they curse in front of me.
Post by Mrs.Rad888 on Apr 12, 2016 13:24:58 GMT -5
Not at all. I was better at watching my language when I was in the Navy, but that may have been because I had kids living at home. Now, I mostly hang out with adults, and don't have to filter myself so much. So I don't. I try to be aware of my language when I'm around kids or others who may be uncomfortable with cursing, but I don't beat myself up if something slips out.
I started when my son was in high school and felt he was no longer influenced by my language. I never, ever was the kind of person to drop f-bombs and now it's daily! Lol I use to be kind of a goody goody until I met my FI. His mouth is pretty bad!
No. I've always had plenty of cursing restrictions. I don't curse around my family, except H and my cousin who is more like my sister (although I also do not curse around my actual sister lol). If DS hears me curse, he knows I'm about to blow. I don't curse around coworkers or people I don't know well. But with my friends and online, I let loose. I'm not cursing more, but it's definitely not on the decline. I think the older I get, it could become charming lol.
I don't really swear, and I can't even think of any swear words to use when I am in a situation where one might swear. My worst swearing is probably not even considered swearing by most people. lol
When I was a teenager my mom and I were talking about bad language (I think it was about a movie), and my mom said something that resonated. She said that to her, people who use swear words all the time sound less educated. There are so many words in the English language that could be used to express your thoughts and feelings, so why would you limit yourself to so few.
It made sense to me, (the part about there being so many words in the English language), and I am rarely at a loss for words. ;p
My language has definitely cleaned up over time. I used to swear with the best of them, but then I married a man who pretty much never swears and then we had two kids. I still curse on occasion but it's a lot less colorful these days!
Post by sweetcheeks on Apr 17, 2016 10:35:52 GMT -5
Much, much worse. I'm always dropping the F bomb at work, which I hate. It really is unprofessional. Once time, I was speaking with a rather difficult client, and she accused me of saying "this is fucking ridicuous", during a prior conversation. She threatened to go to my boss to complain. I honestly don't know if I said it. I probably did think it, and wondered if I had crossed the line into saying aloud my inner thoughts. Of course, I denied it and apologized if she thought she heard that. I was scared shitless for weeks, that she would complain and I would be fired. Thankfully, nothing came of it and now I'm super sweet to her when she calls.