To use it or not. That is the question!
Nothing has meaning except the meaning you give it.
If I am offended by a word — well, that’s my “stuff.” However, I also feel that one who has to resort to what is known as profanity in their social media postings, is either posting too soon, (without thinking) or has a limited vocabulary. To use great words to indicate one’s displeasure is so much more satisfying than resorting to expletives.
I recall a story my mother told me about a woman from a religious organization, who when confronted by an extremely rude man, told him, “When thee gets home to thy kennel, I hope thy mother bites thee.”
Personally, I think her reply much more effective than calling him an SOB.
Great words will always win out!
Marilyn Kleiber – July, 2013