Tuesday, June 7, 2016
If I Stub My Toe...and the Trials of Profanity
If I stub my toe, I might swear. If I am derailed in traffic in an unguarded moment, I might curse. But other than that, I am not a common human being, so I don't use or speak with common street words on any daily basis. I am an educated individual, so I leave the frequent profanities to the less dignified. And I certainly don't consciously or directly insert any ignorant or vulgar language into my writings, be they articles, essays, blogs, books, or scripts. I have more respect than that for my work - and especially for my readers.