*PINCHED NOTE*: I know, I know. I’ve been ghost like a mug around here. Whoopi Goldberg was bout to secretly talk to me and slide pennies to me across the floor. That’s how ghost I was. My bad. I’ve been a busy bee on my OTHER writing steez, which is this here scrip I’m working on. So, things are gonna be a tad scattered around here but every now and then, something will pop up that I just HAVE to talk about. This just one of dem days. Monica.
I’ve heard it so many times. Especially when I was a kid. I still hear it now.
“They swear because they can’t think of a better word to say.” or “If you cuss, you’re intellectually lazy.”
Any variation of that, but you get the point.
It’s been touted as a universal truth amongst us ninjas who read. And frankly, I consider it to contain as much bullshit as a Chicago basketball team bathroom. Excuse my français.
Here’s the thing. I’m a writer. So, I love words. And that includes ALL words. I believe every word can be used artistically in some way. Being a writer means sometimes loving words so much that you break the word’s rules and make up you own. It happens. But, what it also means is that I AM aware of the hunnid-thousand-trillion other words out there that I could use, but guess what, chicken butt?
I don’t want to.
Not because I’m lazy, not because I don’t know any other “smarter” words, but because I’d rather cuss. Cussing is colorful.
I could use ANY flowery word in the dictionary, but nothing adds spark to a sentence like a, “fuck.”
On the “intellectually lazy” tip, that can’t make sense because just as I could say, “This some bullshit”, I can EASILY also say, “This some effervescent bullshit” to “appear” more intelligent and lookee there… I’m still using the dreaded bad word ain’t I?
And yeah, I know both are still grammatically incorrect, but grammatically kiss my cheeks. *smize*
Bottom line, I can sum it up like this.
1. A way to colorfully jazz up an otherwise bland sentence.
2. A way to let out emotion, whether it be extreme anger or extreme happiness. Or anything in between.
3. Something Samuel L. Jackson has transformed into an art form.
Cussing is NOT:
1. Necessarily a cry for help due to lack of Thesaurus funds.
2. Necessarily proof of slacking in the brain department.
3. Necessarily… that damn deep.
Oh kay kay kay?! Ok, then.
Just had to make that as clear as the house ya’ll throwin’ stones from.
Pinchers, what do you feel about cussing/cursing/swearing? It’s cool if you choose not to use this language yourself, but for those who do? Is the above phrase merited for them or is it the shit from the Old Spice horse? Speak on it.
Oh, and watch your language in the comments. Tee hee. I kid. I also play.
Love ya like Frank Ocean loves to swim good,
P.S. On a lighter note, I have another thing to add about cussing. Ya’ll remember in school there were always those kids that couldn’t quite pronounce words correctly? They’d put the letter “r” where it didn’t even belong? Be like, “charkboard” instead of “chalkboard.” The elders used to tell me (when I was a wee Cheeks) that this phenomenon occurred because those kids cussed too much. I believed them. … Still do. ( ._.)