I am so fed up with nasty language. It's everywhere - out-loud and public, on the street, in the grocery store, in restaurants, on cell phones. People of all ages, walking around spewing needless profanities - it's ridiculous.
Now, profanity is fine for a Lenny Bruce nightclub act. And let's face it - I'm no Pollyanna and see the need for a good "shit" and "damn" every once in a while myself. But, really, I do try to find a more honorable way of communicating to the outside world most of the time. I wish others would make a little effort, too.
I find it embarrassing, especially when parents of small children can't carry on a conversation without a good peppering of obscenities. There's a language lesson that'll stick, I bet. Those words just don't carry the weight that a more selective use of the old Anglo-Saxon 4-letters would. It's all meaningless - and (still) offensive - now. Such a lack of respect for fellow travelers (and yo' chirruns, and yo' mama).
And I'm tired of hearing it.
Here endeth today's profanity rant.