So, this was in my Twitter feed this morning: “People who swear a lot tend to be more honest, upfront, and loyal with their friends, partners and family.”
I’ve also heard people who swear are of lesser intelligence, because they don’t have the vocabulary to articulate themselves without swearing.
OK, early in the site, Mom called on dropping the F-bomb a lot, telling me I’d be cutting readers with language. I honestly saw her point. I know swear without regard to where or who they’re with, but, if I were a parent, I wouldn’t want my kid reading someone, who drops the F-bomb every line...even if the message is SUPPOSED to help. Yeah, it’s used for emphasis, but still. Still, it’s in my vocab for better or worse. I try not to use it as much even though it slips every now and then. I’ve been getting better I think…especially after trying to give up cussing for Lent. I wasn’t great, so I’ll be doing it again next Lent. Even though, people know what’s on my mind, and what comes out my mouth might someone, I might be limiting my audience…a reader, who might need to read what I’ve got to say at that particular moment in their life.
About the honest thing, people without filters, you know EXACTLY what they think or feel at any given time…ALMOST without a doubt. Joey says I’ve got a talent for not telling people things if I REALLY don’t want them to know WITHOUT breaking. She also says I’ve got a talent for totally erasing someone in my world even if they’re right in my face.
Given that, the above statement’s not necessarily true.
Anyhoo, my two cents.
Be good to each other.