Who gives a @#$% about profanity?
…a healthy 64 percent [of Americans questioned] said they use the F-word — ranging from several times a day (8 percent) to a few times a year (15 percent).
“What we hear, it’s gross,” says Kramer, 67. “I tell them, ‘I have a dictionary and a Roget’s Thesaurus, and I don’t see any of those words in there!’ I don’t understand why these parents allow it.”
The article say 1,001 Americans were questioned. It doesn’t say where the people lived who were surveyed, which matters a lot, I think.
List of films ordered by uses of the word “fuck”. The top 10 films in their list fucking suck, although I only saw one of them. I’m surprised Pulp Fiction is only #15 on the fucking list.
VINCENT: I think we should be going now.
JULES: Don’t do that! Don’t you fuckin’ do that! Don’t blow this shit off! What just happened was a fuckin’ miracle!
VINCENT: Chill the fuck out, Jules, this shit happens.
JULES: Wrong, wrong, this shit doesn’t just happen.
VINCENT: Do you wanna continue this theological discussion in the car, or at the jailhouse with the cops?
JULES: We should be fuckin’ dead now, my friend! We just witnessed a miracle, and I want you to fuckin’ acknowledge it!
VINCENT: Okay man, it was a miracle, can we leave now?
I found the above animated GIF of Penn at growabrain. Here are some other amusing GIFs I’ve posted:
I swear a lot. It’s usually unintentional. I think I do it because I find it projects a casual attitude, emphasizing I don’t take most anything seriously.
I bring this up because I’ve noticed more cursing showing up in the comments which I find strangely gratifying, but I’m concerned about it, too; a lot of people are offended by swearing, and I really don’t want to drive people away from this site.
(Now, do I insert an obvious joke here, insulting those people I really don’t want to offend?)
Here are some articles about swearing I googled: