November 26, 2016 ~ I am so sick and tired of reading and hearing the **F** word – it matters not what web site – what station – what person is having a conversation – the **F** word is used as if it is *and* – *the*- *hello* – rather than the super offensive word it is. To hear those we are supposed to look up to – those we are supposed to respect – use this word and then to read this word in BOLD **** HEADLINE**** with !!!! and ______ marks – I have to ask, what has this country come to? This is the result of the watered down education – the failure to teach manners – the failure to teach it is wrong to be OFFENSIVE in the things we say or do and the words we choose to use over decent and acceptable words. Why is it that even Trump finds it acceptable to choose the *F* word to express himself? He certainly knows it is a horribly offensive word so why use it.
To each and every one of you that find it part of your vocabulary – I no longer have ANY respect for you or what you say or write. It was bad enough when using the Lord’s name as a form of cursing was so common among those who ignored the warning to NOT use the name of the Lord in vain. But now the total disrespect of all within hearing distance is out of control. It is really disgusting to read or hear those who claim to be Christians use these gutter words.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Deut.5:11
I wish I could wave a wand and have a stinging distasteful liquid fill the mouth and pen of those who use the word. We hear a lot about HATE SPEECH but silence (consent) about the use of the *F* word.
It has always been a word that was/is so offensive to me – it hits me just as the use of the name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, to be used as a swear word. I am sure that I am not alone in my dislike of even hearing this word, spoken or written.
When this REALLY got to me was during this election and I saw and heard young children in these ‘protests’ carrying signs with the word in large bold letters and then hearing them shout the *F* word out loud at the camera’s.
I remember when I was young that any child who said any kind of *bad* word got their mouth washed out with soap. Pity on those whose mothers made the old Granny’s lye soap. That stuff was used to clean everything and it did a super job. My mother made that old lye soap as that was all we could afford – and, yes, I got a taste of it a couple times in my early years.
I would love to be able to wash out the mouths of all those supposedly *honorable* people who sit in government offices, and those in the media, being *examples* to the nation… especially our youth.
We hear Donald Trump repeat over and over “Make America Great Again”. If any of you have access to the Trump organization – please send them a message to start with themselves and to flush the *F* word down the toilet and never speak it again. LEAD by EXAMPLE!!!!!. What does the *F* word have to do with being *great*?
How many of you parents want to hear your little kids run around saying the *F* word – do you think it is cute and can’t wait to hear them repeat it over and over???
Believe me – the list of folks I want to hear or have conversation with is growing smaller and smaller – and it is due to their total disrespect for those of us who find the *F* word to be most offensive. You are no better than those pictures of the ILLEGALS who wave their penis at others – it is meant to disrespect – just as the *F* word is.
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK OR WRITE — it won’t hurt – it might cause you to search for an acceptable word to express your thoughts but you may gain a little respect from others if you do so. Just because others don’t say anything does not mean they appreciate you using the *F* word …. they just are nervous about saying anything that might *offend* you. My position is that if you don’t care that you offend me with your words then I won’t care if my telling you to find another acceptable word offends you.
Stop littering and polluting the air with your garbage words. Curse words do not increase your intellect or your character – but cursing does gain the disrespect from others. Change your language to ENGLISH instead of SATANIC BILGE.
~ The Author ~
Jackie Juntti (Granny) has been a daily reader and frequent contributor the family of Kettle Moraine Publications websites for many years. She can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.