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I get so annoyed when I hear people effin' this and effin' that! I took my grandchildren to the park in the snow, and we heard kids about ten swearing loudly. I told them politely - but firmly - to stop the bad language. I do not want my grandchildren to hear it.
Thankfully - they responded positively - apologised and stopped. But how many times have we all heard fathers swearing at their children and you can bet if the children did, they would respond "I don't know where they get it from - the must hear it in school!"
I'm sure kids mixing at school is only part of it, but they must learn from somewhere in the first place. Television can shoulder some of the responsibility here and I'll point the finger directly at Gordon Ramsay, because he is notorious for it and whilst some people may think his use of profanities is cool and entertaining, I certainly do not.
Older kids and young adults seem to be the worst offenders. Walking through town on most days you'll hear them cursing and swearing, practically every second word is a four letter expletive and in my opinion there's absolutely no need for such language. Its not just the boys that swear, the girls are just as bad if not worse. I happen to think there is nothing less attractive than hearing a young "lady" cuss and utter such obscenities that would make a docker blush. It makes you wonder about their upbringing.
How did our standards for communication fall to such low levels? Have a think the next time you are about to use that "F" word. Does it really make you sound cool, and could you perhaps say something less disgusting? It is possible to vent your frustration and anger without using swear words and it certainly isn't the sort of thing that's nice to do in public. I for one, would welcome the return of the swear box in the family home, perhaps the proceeds could be used to treat the family to a holiday or something.