Saturday, April 08, 2006

swearing

i've never really dedicated a post to anyone, so i thought i might give it a try.
this post is dedicated to my older brother, whom i look up to and greatly admire, and who is also(in his own words) a "sexy man of God". lov ya, bro.

today i had the oppurtunity to go to a marine corpes pollee funtion where they did some interesting activities and physical workouts and the like. they also had a drill instructer there so we could get a taste of how they ream people. the whole day was a rather enlightening experience.

my brother once told me that cussing and swearing is no more than a way of showing your ignorance and lack of imagination and intelligence. i never really understood him at the time. to be honest, sometimes hearing someone cuss at a certain time or after something happens can be extremely hilarious. (you all know its true...don't be givin your compy a death glare or something...) but today it really clicked with me what he meant when my bro told me that. the vast majority of the people there swore quite fluently. and frequnetly. if they couldn't come up with a word for a noun or and adjective, or some other phrase, they would just inject a cuss word. at first i didn't really notice it, but as the day wore on, it became more evident. i started to see just how dumb it can make you look. and how pathetically stupid it can make you sound. so here is my challenge (mainly to myself, but you are welcome to take it for yourself): whenever i get the ruge to mutter a cuss word, or even a "christian cuss word" (whatever that is supposed to be) or a "four letter word" (as a lot of us fcs goers have been told we are not allowed to use anymore, which is quite an order, seeing as there are a lot of four letter words), don't. stop. try to think of something else to say. something witty, something funny, something random...just soemthing other than the word that is running through you mind. it will make you sound smarter, less vulgar, and it might even improve your image in someone's eyes. just try it.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Chinese Girl said...

thats really good joe. and so true :) and very sweet to dedicate it to your brother:)and yes he is a sexy man of God.

Saturday, April 08, 2006 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger JamesMark said...

i like this post a lot, i do agree with it making you sound dumber to cuss

Sunday, April 09, 2006 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger rw said...

hmm... wise words of, uhh, i dunno. well, i know many people who have a problem with "cussing", not neccessarily friends, but people i know. i should refer(sp?) them to this. it bugs my big time when people "cuss" around me. well have a great day.

Sunday, April 09, 2006 1:43:00 PM  
Anonymous turza said...

well, im not sure that i agree with the desciption of your brother, but other than that good post! thanks for the challenge, to those of us a little frustrated with the whole four letter word rule!

Sunday, April 09, 2006 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger frankcastle said...

yay for random.

Monday, April 10, 2006 7:33:00 AM  
Anonymous hanny said...

yes...good post joe! i did say oh my goodness when i almost hit something the other day... ;)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger gingerplant said...

Enlightening, ("sexy man of god" and he sounds intelligent? jk) very good, though I love to just imagine sometimes the effect a well-placed 'cuss word' would have in certain classes @ school
*I think it might finally shut everyone up*

Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:00:00 PM  

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