Lately, I have heard too many young teen aged girls say F*** (I won’t type it here, though I know we ALL know what I mean so what’s really the point of just not typing it?). Yes, the boys use it a lot, too, but it’s somehow more rankling when a sweet young thing let’s it fly….loudly.
The first reaction is “Man, what a foul mouth!”
But, lately, I’ve realized that I honestly don’t think they know that word is offensive…or ANY word.
So, obviously, this isn’t new….people have used that word for a very long time, and other words like it, equally offensive. But now it’s everywhere……..what’s that MEAN? What’s that say about society?
Do the kids even realize it’s offensive? If it stops being offensive and is used all the time, is it still a ‘bad word’ one shouldn’t use? Is it even a bad word NOW if so many use it so casually?Is it even important that our kids don’t have mouths like that? Yes, I’ve said it a few times…and so have close friends in a private discussion, but not loudly in a restaurant or anywhere else…and we even often say “excuse me, but…” if we use it.
Maybe this is a silly subject, but I’d like your input because writing this and asking you about it’s been on my mind for a while….
Thoughts? Or do you not give a ……………..?
(Fascinating that Dennis Prager devoted an hour to this subject today, two days after I’d written this…he calls it a terrible societal problem….I think he’s right)