Worth cussing

Yeah, Grandma would spell words when she wanted to cuss. Too awful to say them. If you heard S-H-I-T spelled out you knew she was really upset. Nowadays, everything’s worth cussing about. Three-year old children can make appropriate use of the word “fucking.” Remember when saying “hells bells” was really bad?

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “worth cussing.”

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Worth cussing”

  1. Cursing or cussing has lost its bite. No longer is it able to elicit the shock response of the older puritanical world. The prospect of being asked to rinse ones mouth with soap no longer horrifies the younger generation. Not only is the suggestion met with mirth, there is an element of rebellious arrogance which almost seems to invite adulation from the crowd of youngsters

  2. In my world, something worth cussing about would be automated voice systems. This new-fangled phone time-suck is the most annoying invention of technology. To me, it’s precious time wasted before you get to talk to a human being–if you’re lucky–because sometimes after all the button-pushing or verbal responses, you end up having to leave a voicemail anyway. Friggin’ frustrating!!

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