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At Our House, Swearing Is Not A Big F*ckng Deal

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

I've heard people say cussing is a morality issue. It's not. Our daughter is a good person. She is responsible at home. She knows swearing does not make a person bad. Being disrespectful and treating others poorly makes them bad. To us, these issues are separate.

Cursing: It's Good for Your Health

PureWow | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
PureWow

You know when you stub your toe and your knee-jerk reaction is to let out a quick swear? We certainly do. It's a natural reaction, and the release fee...

Why It Feels So Darn Good To Swear Sometimes

Shauna Hoffman | Posted 01.17.2016 | Fifty
Shauna Hoffman

I will never get past my proper upbringing to use that word in public...to say it out loud... to let that melody of wondrous mouth watering, sexy, dangerous, swear words roll off my tongue. I will continue to lie to the world.

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

7 Words I Want Every Child to Say

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Mitch Rosenzweig

Can we create a list of the seven words that we must say? Wouldn't it be just as important to teach our children those words? The positive rather than negative? Wouldn't it be amazing to see a dad stooping to teach his to child to say, "Holy love!"?

Kid-Appropriate "Curse" Words For Everyday Use

Elisha Wilson Beach | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Elisha Wilson Beach

It is inevitable that they will wait for the worst time to appropriately use the inappropriate words they heard come flying out of your mouth. And of course, they will give you all the credit for their newly acquired language skills.

In Defense of the F-Word: The Case for Conscious Cussing

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 10.12.2015 | Books
Casey Erin Wood

As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we've taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. How can a word itself be bad?

The Expletive Explosion

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In the social media world, we communicate briefly without full sentences and offer quick letter combos (LOL) that further discourage open dialogue with any complexity. In a world chock full of anger and anxiety, this rapid fire practice of communication could lead to widespread misinterpretations and deeply hurt feelings.

Which Curse Words Are Popular In Your State? Find Out From These Maps.

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology

We live in a country of swearers. We swear at work, as well as home. Our politicians have dirty mouths too. Studies have even shown that cursing can r...

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

5 Tips to Curb Kids' Cursing

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Nearly all children find it exciting to experiment with naughty words. How we handle this phase will play a large part in determining whether swearing becomes an ongoing problem or a temporary phase.

A Mother's Day Tribute to My Mother-In-Law

Barbara Hammond | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

Mother's Day is the perfect day to write about my mother-in-law. She left us way too soon, 27 years ago. None of us thought dad would last a year with...

Help! I Have Fallen and I Can't Shut Up!

Mathy Wasserman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Mathy Wasserman

Recently I became a new woman, not a better one, just a new one. Pretty much at the exact moment I received my orthopedic supports, I suffered from the sudden onset of crutches-induced Coprolalia -- the involuntary expression of obscene words or phrases.

Use 'Your Story and Language' Wisely: For the Sake Of Your Business!

Debbie Frank | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Debbie Frank

Truth be known, I really don't care about anyone's story. I care about how they might help me with a problem I need solved!

Illinoisans Are Among the Swear-iest Americans

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to a March report from the Marchex Institute, there are five states whose residents don't swear much and five states whose residents tend to use curse words a lot. Guess which list Illinois is on?

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Office Etiquette: Oh &*#%...Did I Say That? Cursing in the Workplace

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you find yourself peppering your language with profanity at work, it's time to clean up your act. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 81 percent of employers have doubts about the professionalism of those who curse at work.

Two (Non-Curse) Words I Can't Stand Hearing My Kids Say

David Lesser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

These are the kinds of words I want to excise from my kids' vocabularies, or at least severely limit, whether or not anyone else hears them.

The 8 Best Reasons For Swearing

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A really good friend of mine, a well-respected lawyer, in his late fifties, was late for his daughter's swim meet. Tense and a little bit lost, he realized he was heading in the wrong direction, so he pulled into a parking lot to turn the car around. As he drove out into traffic, he cut off another driver.

Um, Was That A 'Thank You' Or A 'F--k You?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents

He's either growing up to be the most polite little boy, or the most foul-mouthed. One thing's for sure, though, this little tyke is adorable either w...

Only I Didn't Say Fudge (or: The Sociology of Profanity)

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Profanity isn't shocking anymore. It's not edgy or sassy or hip or rebellious. It's just a sad, tiresome example of our shrinking vocabulary. Thanks, Twitter. People swear when they have nothing to say, but they want to talk. My feeling? You're not getting paid by the word and you're not a sailor. So keep it simple.

21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

In 1939, Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable, ended "Gone With The Wind" with the world's most famous dismissive zinger: "Frankly, my dear, I don't gi...

Jingle Ball is a Jingle Wreck for Selena Gomez

Dish Nation | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Dish Nation

Disney-alum and pop-starlet extraordinaire, Selena Gomez, has apparently had better nights than last Friday at KIIS FM's annual Jingle Ball concert. ...

Putting the "F" Word in Its Place

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy
Eliot Daley

I've come to the conclusion that, with few exceptions, stand-up comics who use the "F" word are simply lazy and untalented. I don't reach that conclusion as a prude. I'll go on to describe some pretty good occasions to use it.

'When It Comes To Profanity I Lead A Double Life'

Roz Warren | Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When it comes to profanity, I lead a double life. On the job, I'm the perfect lady Mom raised me to be. But inside my own head, and in my own home, and with my close friends, I'm Lenny Bruce.