The ever increasing use of expletives I find worrying, one in particular is becoming so commonplace one might assume that it belongs in shall I say ‘polite company’? Once it was presumed to be the provenance of the lower working class, the wharf or building labourers and men of that stamp: the lower ranks of the military, basically the uneducated masses of the great unwashed.
Today however, we get it from politicians, movie actors & actresses, educators, ordinary men and women and children! And that’s what disturbs me most the children, naturally following the example set by their parents.
I recall many years ago my son who would have been around 13 or 14 at the time coming to me and saying something like “dad is it Okay if I use the “F” word” and I asked him why and he told me that all his friends used it and they looked at him as if he was odd because he didn’t. I asked him how he felt about using it and he said he didn’t really want to. I told him that there was no need for it’s use and that his friends used it because that was what they were used to hearing and didn’t know what other words to use to express themselves, but if he felt that he needed to use it, then he could if he really thought it necessary.
Of course he never used it and he did not lose any of his friends, and I believe that they all hold him in the highest respect; and this respect flows on to his mother and me. Somehow I get the impression that they envy him.
I might continue this rant at another time.