I read a blog today talking about dropping “f” bombs in blogs. The writer went on to discuss the pros and cons of using profanities to define a character in a book or in a movie. That really got me going. I don’t always leave comments, even when I “like” a blog, but this time I had a lot to say. After I posted my comment, I felt that perhaps it needed to be said as a blog of my own! LOL
Here is what I had to say. As a 61-year-old conservative, Christian, mother and grandma…I tend to lose respect for people who use a lot of profanities in their speech. If they use it in a blog, I feel more strongly about it because they had to take the time to type it in there, where in speech, you can give them the benefit of the doubt…perhaps it fell out of their mouth in anger or frustration. I don’t pay good money to hear that kind of language in the movies, and I don’t like it in my daily life. I think it shows a lack of respect for those around you. Yes, they might use it for shock value, but I also feel it shows a limit in their ability to express themselves. As for the character in a book, I can understand profanity defining the character, but I really don’t read those types of books either. I am quite picky about what I subject myself to. To cuss or not to cuss…that is the question.