To Swear, or Not to Swear? – That is the question

You may have noticed..

I swear.

I swear a lot.




My mouth often winds me up in trouble, I once called the Chairman of a company (whose event I was attending) a C-Word, in his ear shot (he is one, to be fair). I am often conflicted with swearing on the blog, and on Tiwtter, and I HAVE tried to reign my language in a bit. It’s hard, because it’s part of how I talk, those who’ve had a conversation with me will hear me eff and jeff with every other word Those who know me, are use to it – those who don’t sometimes recoil in horror, and I mentally note to calm it down.

Obviously, I don’t swear around little ears – of course, sometimes it comes out, maybe if we’re driving and someone cuts me up, or if I slip and hurt myself whilst doing DIY. I’m certainly not one of those parents who shouts down the road –

“BEFFFFFANY, Get ‘eeeerrree NAAAAAAAW you little SHIT!”

G is 10, and obviously knows pretty much ALL the swearwords – not from me – you’d be daft if you thought a 10 year old has heard, or uttered a swearword. I’ll always remember when G was 5 and we’d stopped on the motorway, I was pulling into a space, and someone pinched it.. I was narked –

“Oh Fu….” I stopped, remembering she was behind me..

Then from the back – a tiny voice went

“Faaaaaaaaaaaaacking Hell”

It was so beautifully timed and in context too. I did have to tell her off, but I also wanted to high five her! I don’t mind if she knows swear words, I just don’t want to hear them from her mouth.

I’m a big fan of swearing, they are just words, and when used in context can be fabulous fun to play around with. I know what IS and isn’t acceptable, I wouldn’t call an old lady a cunt, or a baby a fuckwit, if it’s in context, I think it’s okay.

So.. do you think I should watch my language on here, and on Twitter, or should I just be.. Well, Me?

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4 Comments

  1. Alex 07/01/2014
  2. Tom @Ideas4Dads 07/01/2014
  3. Jem 07/01/2014
  4. Marylin 09/01/2014

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