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Illinoisans Are Among the Swear-iest Americans

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

5 Ways To Deal With A Loved One's Embarrassing Behavior In Public

Marie Marley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It isn't unusual for people with Alzheimer's to behave inappropriately in public at times. And often that leads to embarrassment for the caregiver. Here are some ways to deal with that embarrassment.

I Can't Stop Cursing Around My Kids

Adrian Kulp | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

As far as I can remember, I didn't grow up with a foul mouth. As kids, my parents didn't really shield me or my brothers from bad words, but they certainly didn't duct tape us to chairs in the basement and make us watch George Carlin videos either.

Let's Hear It for 'Bullshit!'

Norman Lear | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

If anybody can tell me that there are another two syllables that can express what lies just beneath the consciousness of most Americans at this minute -- and all Americans when they know what they are angry minute about, I want to know what that is.

When Did The F-Word Go Mainstream?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

WTF is up with all the profanity being used these days? I get that most people have the occasional drunken sailor moment, but nowadays, I encounter profanity everywhere I turn. I admit I'm turning a lot to social media, which is doused in it.

What The Hell?

Daily Beast | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
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Used to be that if you said a swear word, your mama would wash your damn mouth out with soap....

My Son's Very Unfortunate Mispronunciation

Caren Chesler | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

Friends had warned me if I didn't clean up my language, it was going to rub off on my son.

Catholic School Creates 'No-Swearing Pledge'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion

A New Jersey Catholic school is facing accusations of sexism after a teacher proposed that the girls take a pledge not to swear for the month of Febru...

Women Who Curse and the Men Who Love Them

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Some men have a hard time hearing women curse. They don't mind choice words being used during foreplay and sex, but they don't appreciate those same words being said in public.

Dear New York Times: Women Curse

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Everyone, there's cursing in the lady mags. Someone dispatch one of Emily Post's descendants to the Conde Nast building STAT.

Can I Stop Swearing Before My Daughter Is Born?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Jessica Grose for Slate I didn’t really think anything about about my frequent, enthusiastic swearing until I got pregnant. But then, ...

What Words Should A Preschooler Never Say?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

We all have our list of those words. Not the banned-by-the-FCC ones -- I figure all parents agree that those should probably not be part of a 3-year-old's vocabulary. But words that are loaded, words that are hurtful, words that feel personal.

10 Cities With Cursing Problems

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

Where a worker lives may determine how much they swear at work, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.com (h/t NBC News). Those who work...

Anderson Cooper Got Sassy With Fellow Airline Passenger

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

Just because Kathy Griffin has said she wants her new show "Kathy" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Bravo) to be a celebrity-free zone, that doesn't mean she won'...

Worrying About What Our Teens are Reading? Really?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was growing up, my mom's best gift to me was to take me to the library.