Trudi’s Corner: Why Do We Accept Unacceptable Language?

By Trudi Cunningham

Invariably, I do read the letters to the editor. Many times it would be my intent to write one as well, in regards to a particular one that might catch my interest, but then I forget about it. Some time ago, there was one in reference to vulgar language. Needless to say, I believe almost everyone goes through a phase at some point in their lives, when a certain inappropriate word or expression seems so daring and they use it. It’s something I know I did at 11 or 12, but trust me, it was soon forgotten by request because it was not acceptable.

The situation today is unbelievable, when one considers what comes out of supposedly intelligent and grownup people’s mouths. Of course, the general public condones it. Hold on, I’ll take that back – I don’t, and will not accept it. In watching a certain television program a while ago, a comedian named J.B. Smoove said these things are accepted by “higher ups” and CEOs, that it was very common and to think nothing of it. Well pardon me, do all these people eat with the same mouth they talk with? Is their mentality so low that they don’t know any other way to express an opinion?

The sad part of this is the fact that they don’t consider the “little ones” – as is said, “little pitchers have big ears.” Then again, one more time: “Profanity is the attempt of the feeble-minded to express themselves forcibly.” Would you believe, that some consider themselves a real grown-up person when using foul language? My sympathies to future generations and what they may have to contend with.

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