Saturday, July 18, 2009
And speaking of language...
Thanks to D for finding this for me: swearing REALLY DOES make you feel better!
So the way I see it, if it can help relieve pain - e.g., when you say "FUCK!" after stubbing a toe, your toe feels slightly better - I think it has stress-relieving purposes, too.
As in, "I wish that fucking cunt would get a pair of ruby slippers and go back to Oz!"
Or whatever you like.
I think my affinity for swearing was affirmed when I was prohibited from doing it in a newsroom - a newsroom of all places!! - whilst male members of the staff could swear as much as the day was long.
Again, the ex-boss who threatened to fire me for language - the same one who didn't think anything of crying out, "Jesus Christ!" - just spurred me on. (I have to say, none of us were terribly teary-eyed when he got fired, because he was a fucking prick.)
So I have thanked a couple of bosses since then specifically for letting me say "fuck."
Have a fucking great day!