Watch your (expletive) language: Part II

Recently, radio talk show hostess Dr. Laura said something that got her into a lot of hot water. Whether or not you like Dr. Laura, her show, her politics or anything else about her, this situation has again brought to the forefront the weight and power of our words.

The circa 1930s British politician Pearl Strachan Hurd is quoted as saying, “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” 

As a rule of thumb, there are certain derogatory words and phrases we should never, ever say, no matter our intentions. These words are shocking and hurtful. These words carry with them the horrific history and pain felt by generations. These words are inappropriate and no good can come of their use. These words should be striken from your vocabulary.  Like this:

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A filthy, insensitive mouth isn’t classy. Re-find your grace, elegance and eloquence. And a thesaurus.



Watch your (expletive) language!

At Re-find, we try to be good, be kind and behave, but like most people, we occassionally need our potty mouths washed out with soap. We are not proud of it, but we are trying to be honest. 

On our best days, we come up with clever replacements for popular curse words and phrases, such as:

  • Mother trucker!
  • God bless America!
  • Cheese and rice!

OK, they aren’t very clever, but they get the job done (especially when you are prone to ramming  your knee or toe or leg into every object in the house and office) and no one is offended. Our rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t say it in front of Grandma, you probably shouldn’t say (or yell) it at all. 

Let’s all work together to stop cursing like sailors. Grandma, your co-workers, your children and your fellow humans will thank you.