By Skylar Doege
Curse words used to be reserved for angry private conversations or stubbed toes, but over the past few decades they seem to have solidly found their way into popular culture such as hit songs, television shows, even book titles and company names. Have curse words become so common they have lost their meaning?
Some people would say that cursing just shows passion or a way of showing a certain feeling. I would probably think that too, if it wasn’t used 24/7 in this time and age. So many people now a days use them in every sentence, making them sound unprofessional and sometimes unintelligent.
Too many people use foul language in their everyday conversations and believe the words are just a normal part of our culture. Teens or adults may even use them in their day-to-day lifestyles.
Many students, and sometimes teachers, use curse words in school. If you used those curse words in a professional setting such as a job interview, the person doing the interview will think that you are intelligent and rude just by the way you speak.
In my opinion, curse words shouldn’t be used as often or even at all. If they are used, then they should be used when people are in pain or angry.
If it is a personal issue you have with yourself, try using substitutes like “oh fudge,” or “dang it.” You will eventually start getting use to those instead of full on curse words.
Curse words have become so frequently uses hat they she lost their meaning. Teens, as well as adults, use them way too often. Just the other day walking through Foley High hallways, I heard a freshman say, “OMG, what the @$#?!”
Honestly, hearing it bothered and annoyed me. What’s the point in saying that? Why couldn’t they have used a different word or phrased their surprise a different way? If they used that language in a professional setting, would you want to hire them to be a part of your business?
Today foul language is being used way more often than it was decades ago. If you start cursing, then just remember, it can seem rude and unprofessional in the real world.