Vulgar language

[This is not the password-protected post.
The password-protected post is here.
I apologize for the confusion.]

I don’t like vulgar language.

I’m not prissy. I’m no prig.

I’ve spent my working life on construction sites. Vulgar language is as common as dust, mud and pickup trucks. Put a woman in charge ā€“ a woman who’s proud to be a woman and leans toward the feminine ā€“ and it gets even louder and more common.

I’ve heard every vulgar word and phrase you have ever heard, and a lot more. I’ve heard them combined in ways you can’t imagine. I’ve had them used to belittle, describe or taunt me. I’m a big girl. I can deal with it. I get respect in the end.

Please pardon me if catcalling and wolf-whistling don’t give me the vapors. Yes, it’s immoral. No, it’s not rape.

I don’t even hear it any more. There’s a filter between my auditory nerves and my conscious brain.

I avoid using vulgar language. It doesn’t add anything, and a good engineer seeks economy.

Still, I would win any profanity-slinging contest.

My Love is even more fastidious than I am.

Her firm is the cleanest-mouthed organization I’ve ever been around.

She’s no prig, either.

She grew up on a cow-calf ranch. She’s castrated more bulls than you have seen, even in the movies. If she judges that a male is treating her with insufficient respect, she will describe the method for him. In detail.

Whenever she hears anything off-color, she has a Pavlovian reaction: “Do you eat with that mouth?”

The first time I heard her say that on the subway, I thought the punk would murder us, right there. Instead, he looked sheepish and apologized.

My Love is not a woman to be trifled with.



4 thoughts on “Vulgar language

  1. I think I was raised to drop the F-BOMB AT LEAST once a sentence! And that’s probably the least colorful word in my repertoire! But if my grandmother were still alive, I’m almost certain my siblings, my cousins and I would be a lot more careful with our word choice.

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  2. I was raised in a family where vulgar language was not used. Never. I did not know the f*** word and only later learned the B**** did not necessarily mean a mother dog. But, times change, even among what is considered “nice” people. Like you, my ear filters work very well. I still do not use vulgar words. English is a complex and omniverbal language that makes such language even less than unnecessary in getting a point across. But others can use it to their preference. I do not hear it. Thank you for this article. It more than makes my point.

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