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These words that I write, they keep me from total insanity. -Charles Bukowski

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? -Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Nov 7, 2010

Question...

I just reread James Dao's article about bloggers in the suck (Afghanistan) and he said I was always profane.  Which I most certainly am.  And I've got more than a little bit of s#%* from the mom about this.

Now here's the question.

Should I or should I not make a concerted effort to quit swearing?  I'm just wondering.  Its been a part of my personality and the way that I talk for so long now that I don't even really think about it.  I mean, I can abstain from profanity when the situation dictates, but when it doesn't I drop more than a few F-bombs.

Should I stop?

11 comments:

  1. WTF Sarge, we know how it goes but those who have not been where you are may not understand. Personally I think you blog is great but suspect you do make some of your readers uncomfortable. How is that for a wishey washey response to your question, ok, the truth is you are a public man and should be present yourself as the great American you are.

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  2. if you can't be yourself in your own blog...then what's the point?

    Vivi

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  3. You not cussing is like me throwing out the cuticle cream. Keep it up, Samwell.

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  4. Hell no, be you. It is your blog. Although, I am the first one to tell my 18 year old nephew who drops the F bomb in front of me, to choose a better word he is smarter than that!

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  5. I agree with the majority. This is your place to vent, swear, joke, whatever. You should not change your writing style for anyone.

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  6. Be yourself. If someone doesn't like reading how and what you write, it's THEIR choice not to read it. Write, speak and be who you are.

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  7. Quit being a puss! You have never listened to people before, why start now Sally?

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  8. so, it is like a tool or a weapon? something you can turn on and off... hum...

    I still let one slip when I fall. or stub my toe. But, I have to be careful around little kids, and it kind of turns my husband off.

    Happy Veterans Day. Thanks for blogging, too.

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  9. Mud puppy you are who you are swear if you want too...

    Alison x

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  10. Hi Mudpuppy:

    This is your blog - people can choose not to read it. As you stated, you know when to turn it off ( and on) which in my world means: you know your audience. However, some people can be "distracted" by the profanity and miss the message - again this is your blog, so you choose the tone.

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