Swearing is the most universal of languages
May 1, 2021
I seldom swear in anger.
Mostly, my swear words are used as adjectives, like in "I've got a flipping backache," - only the word isn't flipping.
In my first year as the head Roseau wrestling coach in 1979, I admonished two of the starters for swearing in the practice room.
"You're banned from practice tomorrow for swearing," I said.
A lot of good that did.
The next day, the two lads skipped school and enjoyed a great day catching walleyes out on the ice on Lake of the Woods. The word spread quickly that swearing was a guaranteed free pass to the lake.
I was cured.
Swearing is natural.