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Day 9: #30DaysChivalry Let’s Ban The F-Bomb!


Why does the f-bomb exist in the first place?

Why is it even necessary to express ourselves with something coarse? Something ugly? Something vulgar?

Why is it that there are some women who go through all the trouble of having gorgeous hair, perfect skin, the most beautiful clothes, manicures, pedicures and poise in every part of their appearance but yet curse like sailors? Why?

Is it possible that those who are in the habit of using bad language could cut back on this just a little in the new year? Much is said about caring for our environment, yet little is said about the pollution of coarse language. Much has been discussed about New Year’s resolutions to have healthier bodies, but little is mentioned about striving for healthier words. Everybody wants to be unique, and everyone  wants to be known to be smart, articulate and creative, but few people want to come up with unique alternatives to profanity, or choose other words to express themselves.

I’d like to suggest to all ladies and gentlemen who want to make a difference in the world, who want to leave great first impressions, who want to be respected for all of who they are, to do something about what you say. 

Fewer f-bombs would make this world a better place.

What do you think? Can it be done? Can you cut back a little on this?

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2 Responses to “Day 9: #30DaysChivalry Let’s Ban The F-Bomb!”

  1. I’m with you! Right now reading a romance by very famous author who, I think, is resting on her laurels. If it weren’t a thing where my cousin and I both read and discuss the book I’d dump it now. Your chivalrous professor has ruined me for the so-called “heroes” who don’t do much more than look good. And the language!!!!!!!! I don’t need so many f-bombs per chapter. Really, I don’t need ANY.

  2. I used to swear like a navvy (casual swearing is much worse in England) but made a big effort to give it up when I became a Christian. I can’t say that I’m 100% successful 100% of the time, but I do find I notice other people’s language now!

    In literature, less (swearing) is definitely more. I only use it when it would be out of character for a character not to swear. My heroes and heroines, of course, are gentlemen and ladies.

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