Holy flurking schnitt!
The title of this post says it all. Holy flurking schnitt or Oh, dad-nab-it! just does not get it. At least not for me. One of my biggest bad habits is probably cursing. I curse a lot. I think more than most. But I also know when not to. I don’t do it around old people or young people or in church. Or around people who just don’t do it either. I try to respect others.
Profanity, also known as swearing, cursing, coarse language, foul speech, strong language, dirty words, ‘cussing’, bad words, bad language, adult language, vulgar language, inappropriate language or simply language, is language that is strongly impolite or offensive in many situations. It can show a strong or intense emotion. Swearing and cursing are modes of speech existing in all human languages. Profane language is by no means a recent phenomenon. The Bible sometimes uses strong language, such as mention of men who “eat their own dung, and drink their own piss” in the Authorized KingJames Version of 1611’s close translation of Hebrew text of 2 Kings 18:27. Yuck. See I would never say something like that. Shakespeare is filled with vulgarisms, though many are no longer readily recognized. Even the oldest traces of human writing include swear words.
A team of researchers from Keele University found that swearing relieves the effects of physical pain. Amen, now we are talking. One of those researchers said “I would advise people, if they hurt themselves, to swear”. However, the overuse of swear words tends to diminish this effect. The team earned themselves the Ig Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for the research. A team of neurologists and psychologists at the University College of Los Angeles Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research suggested that swearing may help diagnose certain kinds of dementia. Well good, now I can think of it as helping medical research.
Growing up no one cussed in my parents house. No one. Ever. I never heard my parents cuss and they have never heard me do it. Hell, they never allowed us to say “God”. You know, that’s taking God’s name in vain. To this day, I don’t even cuss in front of my brothers and sisters. But at home or with friends and even at work, it’s all go!