And this…fucking swear words

And this…fucking swear words

I’ve been searching for a good argument for why I swear so much.

I was raised of the mindset that people who swear just aren’t intelligent enough to find other words to describe their feelings. My argument has often been, ‘but ‘fuck’ actually describes my feelings fucking perfectly’. I’ve generally taken to quoting Stephen Fry (I’d do more than ‘quote’ him, if you know what I mean…and yes I know he’s gay and asexual…doesn’t matter, major hot man-crush right here) when he says that “the sort of twee person who thinks that swearing is, in any way, a sign of a lack of education or a lack of verbal interest…is just a fucking lunatic.”

But Lindy West’s argument is also highly useful. Sometimes people hide behind ‘easy’ offenses in lieu of larger ones. It’s far easier for someone to complain about the use of certain words than it is to engage with them on an intellectual level about the subject they are talking about. Yes, I swear for shock value. Yes, I swear because sometimes it’s the right word for the job. Yes, I swear because it’s just fucking fun to do so. But to use the argument that the language is offensive instead of the subject of conversation is an easy way out.

Full Fry Video

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  1. Pingback: Swearing is Caring, and I Care a Shitload | Hey Joe! Online

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