It's About Darned Time!

Today I decided to stop using profanity. It lasted all of about two hours before I found myself cursing at one of our servers. I was very disappointed in myself.

I'll try again tomorrow. I used to never cuss. Ever. It simply didn't happen. Eventually I figured I was just letting off steam, but now I realize that it's building it up. Every time I swear, I'm allowing myself to get upset. It's time to stop that. I now even cuss in the most casual of situations. I was at lunch with a colleague the other day and was amazed at how much I was cussing.

Time to stop.
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Scary :/

I'll keep my foul mouth, thank you, and keep on having sex before marriage while I'm at it! (OK, so I'm 43 and have been married for nearly 10 years, but it's the principle of the thing, goddammit!!!)
i have noticed i have quite a mouth on me these days too. you know you swear too much when you almost say "the f word" to your 80 yr old granny... TACKY ;P
Someone's been watching too much Battlestar Galactica :)

I should note that I was inspired in part by the book "Year of Living Biblically". Thanks for sending it over with Gabrielle.

Edited at 2009-02-11 09:46 am (UTC)
I'm right there with you. Used to be never. Now I sometimes even cuss in front of my kids. No good!
It's very laudable and I do applaud that you're trying but:

1) You live in the UK and in each of the 4 countries that makes up that fine Nation, profanity is seen as a joining word (you know: and, if, but, the, fuck)

2) You're working in London, seriously dude mate ( when in Rome...), that's enough to make anyone swear

3) See 1

Good luck :)

Edited at 2009-02-11 09:20 am (UTC)

The internet is a bad influence too. I still almost never swear when actually speaking or writing, but unlike the pre-internet days, I now swear to myself a lot when frustrated. And it spills over occasionally – I catch myself casting about for a word like “frack” or “darn” when writing, and occasionally actually put it down. I should know better.

(This is not to be confused with the cases where I use uncensored swear words: those are always calculated. One of the nice things about swearing roughly once every two years is that when you do, people who know you really take notice.)

good fecking luck. i hope it works out well.

i try not to swear around my parents, but on christmas eve, the whole extended family was there and we played video games. i swear a lot while playing video games.

i spent about a week training myself to not swear while playing video games. i actually managed to succeed.

when you say swearing, are you also referring to "alternate" swear words, such as "darn", "heck", and "feck" ?
What the fuck is wrong with fucking swearing? I mean, Jesus fucking Christ!