Swearing or NOT Swearing – A Load Of Old Shit? I over heard a child swearing in Wegmans today. I really should thank Wegmans sometime. There’s a large portion of my posts that exist solely because of interactions therein!
Anyway. The little boy must’ve been about two. He was sitting in the cart while his mum shopped and he dropped his lolly and promptly exclaimed “Well, fuckit”
Some of you are probably smirking because kids swearing always sounds funny.
Some of you are thinking “Fuck, was I in Wegmans today?”
Some of you are pursing your lips and thinking “oh how disgusting”
So who is right and who is wrong?
How is ‘shut the front door’ better than ‘shut the fuck up’?
Words are just that.
Intent is everything. There’s no difference between which words you choose if your intent is mean. ‘Bless your heart’ is the equivalent of a curse in some conversations.
Not using profanity in front of kids is good – or is it?
How is saying ‘Fuckit’ in front of adults different to saying ‘fudge’ in front of kids?
You’re still teaching them to use epithets regardless of if it’s considered profanity or not.
If the intent on using ANY word as an epithet is there, it’s the same thing.
Which ever adjective you decide on is your choice to make. Whether it’s shit, sugar or a foreign language equivalent you’re still teaching your kid the same lesson.
Food for thought.