Profanity - the ugly side of language and communication
Ever wondered why people think it is OK to use profanity while writing or speaking? Give your views in this discussion on the ugly side of written and verbal language & communication.
Every language in the world has its own unique sweetness to it, both in the written style & in its verbal form. I have always wondered, though, how did language, whether English, regional or foreign, become ugly with expletives and profanity? Who started this trend? When did it first begin?
More important, is it really necessary to use profanity? We could say, for example, "He is a horrible person" instead of "He is a SO*" (please excuse using this type of language here, but just want to explain with an example). I have also heard some people using the 'f' expletive very frequently, so much so that an entire conversation is peppered with it. Worse, adults (both men and women) use such language in front of their children, who pick it up easily and start using it too in conversations with their young friends at school and at play.
Make a New Year resolution to not use profanity - ever.