“Swear Words Old and New”

Slate.com posted a article by the name Swear Words Old and New , a post discussing how swear words have changed over time. I refuse to link to it here due to its vulgarity, but I feel the need to disagree with its conclusion.

The premise of the article is that in the past, swear words were usually blasphemous in nature. Then words related to sex were added to the list of those considered vulgar. But over time, their shock value has faded, and many have become replaced and forgotten. Now, words like the f-word are fine, because “all of us use it all the time.”

I’m sorry, that word, along with many other “salty” words people find acceptable today, are still vulgar. I find them offensive and degrading to the listener and the speaker. People sound far more intelligent and far more capable of controlling their emotions when they refrain from using swear words. But, “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”