Here we go again

Here we go again

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Four Letter Words

Why do intelligent, educated people feel the need to use "four letter words"? I personally find them to be not only offensive because they strike me as vulgar, but I wonder of those that use them, are they incapable of using more creative words to describe their feelings?

I can remember a time when men would use what we called "cuss" words, however, they rarely used them in mixed company, and even if "social websites" had existed, they would never have used them knowing everyone on earth would see them and know that's how they expressed themselves. They would have been ashamed! That's something the vast majority of people don't seem to be these days about anything. Ashamed... And now, it's not just the men, it's the women too! (We won't/can't call them ladies anymore, can we?)

When my sons were growing up, I remember telling them to not do things just because their peers did, and that included using "bad" words. I always told them to use something completely creative and see who they could confuse. There are so many words in the dictionary, why stop at words that only have four letters?!

What brought this to mind, you ask? I was just on Facebook, and a friend of mine, a former co-worker, a female, posted such a disgusting word, that I am now forced to block any future posts of hers. I in no way want to be associated with someone that uses language that turns my ears and cheeks bright red! And I also don't want anyone else to think I use, or approve of using language like that.

I am certainly not claiming to be perfect, I'm far from it. However, my parents raised me to act like, and strive to be, a lady, and I think of the example I set when I choose not to use foul language when something goes wrong. And, really, if I as a Christian, am trying to live as God wants me to, as He commanded me to, would I talk like a trash mouth? Always speak as though He were standing right there beside you, because, actually, He is!

There, I feel better now.

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