Somebody mentions on one of the various social platforms that I am playing role of bull in china shop on that swearing and curse words are bad, and who really still does that in this day and age. What a great thing to say. We shouldn’t use terribly passionate words in mixed company. When I use curse words in my work, I feel like I am alienating people I do not wish to alienate.
It’s not that I’m proclaiming that cursing is good, I’m proclaiming there is no other word to use but a curse word. “Use a different word in place of a bad word!” a non-psychotic voice in my head says.
Yes, of course. Buttersticks, I’ll say, when it’s time to proclaim a curse. Fizzlewax, broad spectrum cable, dice boards !!?! ! !?! !! AR AHGGH
Most people understand and can agree on what words are taboo.
This is why I use one of those. They are dedicated to that role.