Helping You Get the Most Out of Your Misery
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Just read an article in the Washington Post, which describes a recent poll which found that Americans are hearing--and using--more curse words than every before. I was all set to do a hilarious commentary on swearing until I came across this paragraph on the second page of the article, which just took the wind right out of my sails:
Younger people admit to using bad language more often than older people; they also encounter it more and are less bothered by it. The AP-Ipsos poll showed that 62 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds acknowledged swearing in conversation at least a few times a week, compared to 39 percent of those 35 and older.
Now, I've been aware since last October that I could really no longer consider myself to be in my early thirties. I accept that. I've been at peace with being in my mid-thirties. This, however, now officially removes me from the ranks of the "younger". Which means I am now "older". That's just fucked up.
I met up with a bunch of folks with whom I went to college last night. I looked around the group and thought, "Well, we're all still looking pretty youthful. No real cause here to stock up on DentuCreme." Less than twenty-four hours later, I'm told that I'm "older".
Well the AP and its twenty-something writers can just lick my fucking ass! How's that for profanity, you smug fucks?
...62 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds acknowledged swearing in conversation at least a few times a week, compared to 39 percent of those 35 and older.
A few times a week? I use swear words every day.
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