Cussing in print media has become a habitual and dumpy old hat, and it’s time to change the fashion.
Thank you to my blogger friend Jenny, for addressing this.
And thank you to all writers who refuse the lazy, cliché option.
If you consider yourself a writer, use words, please, not crass interjections.
At the risk of being showered by the particular bugbear of this post, do you know one of the things that really riles me? Profanities. Written ones. I don’t see the point: they really irk me. There I am, reading an interesting article when suddenly, out of nowhere and for no tangible reason, the writer shoves in a quick Anglo-Saxon style curse. What for? Effect? To display some sort of weird street cred? Sorry but that’s where I either lose faith in the writer’s point of view or stop reading altogether.
As when locked into a heated discussion it is pretty indicative as to who will eventually come out on top when one side resorts to using swear words loudly – the first sign of this in my adversary and I know I’m on to a winner. Not, you must understand that I partake in arguing often. Or loudly.
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