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Guest Opinion: Swearing off profanity

Original post made on Oct 8, 2019

I don't advocate omitting profanity from our vocabulary. But I do think it's worth being mindful of how often we use "bad words" and what it says about our ability to take a breath, slow down, and teach our children to do the same.

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Posted by Nancy Fraze
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Swearing off profanity - I once heard someone say a properly sized vocabulary of nouns, adjectives and verbs woukd supply a witty repartee for any situation. Swearing is a lazy communication technique. Children mimic what parents say. Great guest opinion, and agree everyone can do better to clean the potty mouth and find more creative ways to express displeasure. One word ("fork") is interchangeably a noun, verb, and adjective and pronoun!

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Posted by Keith Barlow
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 10, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Keith Barlow is a registered user.

Here is a 10 min podcast about how what is considered profanity changes over the years, so that maybe we aren't swearing more, we are just swearing differently. The podcast ran in 2013.
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