(Not my words, folks! LCS)
President Richard Nixon made this quoted statement years ago on tape while having a casual conversation with his Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman.
Nixon prefaced his words in my title by saying, "We all swear. But you show me a girl that swears and I'll show you an awful unattractive person. . . . I mean, all femininity is gone.And none of the smart girls do swear, incidentally."
OMG! How times have changed! Or was he just out of the loop or on another planet?
I do not swear! At least not in English! And usually not in public! The odd occasion that I did curse in a faculty meeting or in private with school colleagues, most people were shocked. So I guess they knew I was upset. Perhaps I should have shown that without "cussing."
But does it make me better or smarter, or more feminine than others if I refrain from swearing?
Well, no! It is just the way I was reared. And the way I choose to live.
So, if you want to swear, curse, cuss, whatever, please do it somewhere else.
I won't be joining in.