acitez's picture

Hey, let's start a movement?

A gentleman of my acquaintance challenged me to clean up my language. I don't cuss much, but "[filtered word]ed off" has crept into my speach. I am going to make an effort to change that to "ticked off," "annoyed," or "irritated," and change "really [filtered word]ed off" to "angry."

Anybody else have vulgarisms that could use some refinement?

acitez's picture

looks like the filter at this site agrees with my gentleman friend!

2xstepmom's picture

Since I work with children all day, I seldom curse and never while writing.

My rule is if you can't read it to your children, don't write it.

junieg's picture

I work with children too and my carefulness extends to my private life.

acitez's picture

Good for both of you!

I don't remember when I got casual about this. It just crept up on me.

concerned mom's picture
concerned mom

Sometimes I say things like, "that's so stupid" or "Oh my God", among other things. I try not to say such things in front of my kids, but when you've been saying these things for yrs, it's hard to change. I know I'm capable of being more cautious when I speak, as I used to work for a publishing co. where I definitely put more thought and effort into my words and my writing. You're right, though. Sometimes the words just come out, especially if you're not in a professional environment and getting paid for the way you present yourself. I think we should be aware of how we speak in casual settings as well b/c it does have a reflection on who we are, but I also believe we shldn't be so rigid about it either. There's a time to relax and be yourself too. When I'm out w/ friends, sometimes that tough NY sounding voice comes out, but that's just me being me. There's a time and a place for everything. Some people, my husband for example, are very strong-willed. He feels that he shldn't change for anything. If people don't want to accept him for who he is, then so be it. I'm a bit more open-minded than that, but he does have a pt.