I’ve hit a point where I regularly use profane language in how I talk about normal things. It’s reached the point where such four and five letter words lost their meaning, relevance and even punch they once had. I will commit that for the rest of the month of December, I will not use any profane language to communicate my ideas. It shall be interesting as I eschew my blue-collar, shot from the hip phrases from my vernacular.
But before doing so, I want to talk about why I cuss and why I plan to abstain from it for a while. It’s not because I want to be necessarily offensive, and it’s not that I necessarily care what others think of my usage of profane words. I simply use them when I feel passionate about a certain topic or wish to fire away my impulsive responses on something. Succinctly, it means I’m excited about something.
Here’s a funny video while we’re on topic:
It’s Every Cuss Word We Know (NSFW, Language)
I’ve adapted many these words and their multiple contexts. I plan to abate these from my language for a bit.
Those words are like troll bait. Solid debates can be lost simply by the presence of these words. In our daily language, they are used for multiple contexts. I’ve regularly used these words to communicate my ideas on something. I know it’s not clean, I know it’s not always clear and I know the interpretations are subjective. I’m somewhat ashamed that I used these phrases in my daily language while I tend to excel in writing.
The words have lost their exclamatory nature. That’s why we cuss. That’s why we started to cuss. Unless there’s something that warrants several exclamation points, there’s not a need to use such language in our communication. So, to keep with tradition, I will no longer use these words in a casual nature. I will bring back respect to them so when I do use them, it matters.
I don’t plan on simply censoring the words themselves; I plan on communicating my ideas clearly so they are not necessary.
Don’t worry, this is just an experiment. We’ll see how it goes.
Shit, what did I get myself into?