Lying on the couch yesterday afternoon after a filling meal consisting of leftovers from the get-together on Saturday. I watched K clear the kitchen. A random thought crossed my mind and I asked him “How many ‘bad’ words do you know?” Interest piqued, he thought long and hard and replied with some of the commonly used ones. “Why do you want to know?” he asked. We went on to having an interesting conversation on how many of them so called “bad” words are references to human anatomy or plain disrespectful to animals. I was also amazed at how many more words I knew than K. I some how had the misconceived notion that guys usually do know more than women. Well! I stood corrected. 🙂
I have often wondered if dogs, donkeys and pigs would be mortally offended at being compared to humans. Beyond the occasional “Saavu graki” I have heard in PTC buses, my repertoire of swear words come from watching TV and the movies. There are very few occasions in my life that I have uttered one out loud. I mean other than the idiot, stupid, rascal kinds.
Something about how I grew up still makes me uncomfortable when I hear people swear. I mean proper cursing. The kind Ramsey does on his Hell’s Kitchen episodes. I watch it in spite of it and have grown to like it in some kind of weird way.
I thought I’d ask YOU what you think. Does swearing make you uncomfortable? Or does it provide a vent off when needed?