The Wisconsin Trade Federation had to change their name, certain words that were never heard on TV or radio are now a part of normal dialogue and parks and playgrounds are now homes to a much larger and colorful vocabulary. I'm not perfect and I'm not a prude but why are curse words so common?
I rarely swear. People around me can vouch for that. If I swear, I immediately catch myself. Why did I just say that? I don't blame it on a bad day. Honestly, I don't feel like I fit in when I belly up to the bar and converse if I don't swear. I'm OK with that. I'll just be me.
Maybe it's because I hear swear words from church softball to the board room and everywhere in between. If George Carlin were still around maybe he could scratch a few of those 7 words off the list.
I don't know why this bothers me. Maybe it's because we're better than the words that come out of our mouths.
Is our tolerance for swear words lightening? Are they just a part of life? Is it just time for me to lighten up and drop a few more f-bombs?
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.