You may have noticed..
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
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?