I have no idea why this thought popped into my head but it’s bugging me.
Now, my upstairs neighbors swear a LOT. Sadly, especially at their children. Obviously totally inappropriate.
I’ve always had a bit of a potty mouth but now I’m older and write a lot I realised how much I was doing it and how much more creative I could be with my language. I now try to keep it to a minimum. I sometimes even apologise.
“Excuse my French!” – Bit insulting to the French but out of fairness I used to say “Excuse my ‘effing French!”
Anyway. The thing that’s bugging me that I suspect almost everyone will swear at one time or another because of anger or frustration or simply to let off steam or for the pleasure of being ‘naughty’.
So where do people who absolutely must not be heard swearing do it? Examples of people who shouldn’t swear in public being priests, parents, doctors, teachers, judges and of course politicians.
The golf course?
Into their pillow at night?
I’m sure they swear in their heads all the time but the satisfaction of verbalizing those words at some point or another must be impossible to resist.
Perhaps that’s why avalanches occur. It’s Tibetan monks having a good old rant in the mountains when they think they’re alone?