I grew up around the solid adult motto, “cursing makes you sound unintelligent, you should be able to find a more descriptive word to describe what you mean.” This lesson rang true until sophomore year of high school. I learned how to cuss, and honestly, I loved it! I could say exactly what I meant loud and clear and the message would be linear, linear as f*ck. I thought that maybe it would ease up as I got older…but nope! I have the mouth of a well-educated sailor. Not everyone of the older generations seems to be so accepting of this, so I thought I would give you a list of things my fellow potty mouth sisters hear on a daily basis:
1. Cussing is not attractive. You’ll scare away the boys.
My mom tells me this all the time! But guess what? I don’t really give a shit. If I have to change who I am for a boy, then I’ve already lost myself. Plus, if I can weed out the boys who cannot handle my mouth, the only guys left will be the ones that are attracted to me, for me! Kudos to whomever came up with this gem of a line. It’s funny, because I hear guys cuss all the time, and do you know how many have told me that it’s not attractive? You guessed it! Not a single one.
2. It’s not lady-like.
Since when was I concerned about this? Welcome to 2015 where we are trying to break stereotypes and gender roles. What is next? You’re going to tell me to wear heels every day, and I need to quit my job and be a homemaker? I think I’ll pass on that.
3. You should watch your mouth in public.
Who is offended by cursing? I really want to know. How can you let a single word make your blood boil? It’s not like I’m giving my opinion about religion or politics. Calm the f*ck down.
4. It’s not professional to cuss.
What part of effective communication was outlawed in the office? The last time I checked, cussing supported to teamwork and bonding. I think the most effective way of building a team is going to happy hour after work and having some real talk.
5. Watch your mouth in front of children.
I’m not inconsiderate. I’m not planning on cussing up a storm in front of a 5-year-old, but that child is three months old. I’m pretty sure they are not going to be talking anytime soon, or picking up what I am saying. Safe to say I’ll be okay for a while.
6. Trying to tell a story.
You’re about to tell this amazing story. Instead of descriptive words, you use cuss words to narrate this story. Your mom will be complaining about your language the whole time and ruins the story. Everyone else is trying to figure out what you’re saying.
7. When your friend tries to ask for your opinion.
When you’re getting ready to go out and your friend asks for your opinion about her outfit, you may be trying to tell her to just change one part of her outfit; but with all the cuss words it comes out way harsher. She’s upset…whoops.
Those of us with the dirty mouths shouldn’t be looking to clean up our act anytime time soon. It’s almost 2016, it’s time swearing should come out of the taboo closet and be used by everyone on a daily basis.
If you still don’t agree with me, just try channeling your inner b*tch regarding that assh*le who just broke your heart, the co-worker who you can’t stand, or that term paper you just can’t seem to finish, or start. Afterward, stand on the nearest rooftop and shout every single swear you can possibly think of. You’ll thank me when you’re done.
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