Who decides what words are profane and why are profane words considered to be profane? This is something that has bothered me for years.
If you look the words fuck and shit up in the dictionary it says vulgar next to both of them. I don’t understand why these are considered “vulgar” words. There are synonyms for both words and every other word that’s considered “vulgar.” That being the case, why is it okay to say one but not the other? How is one word offensive and the other is not?
For example, if I were to say the word penis, the majority of people would not be offended. If, however, I were to say the word cock instead, many people would be offended even though both words mean the same thing. It’s hypocritical and stupid and I just don’t understand it.
I posed this question on my Facebook page a few months ago. One of the answers I received is that society dictates this. Okay. Why? Nobody can explain it. It makes fucking no sense.
It amazes me how many people let words affect their lives. If I were to walk through the grocery store saying these words out loud I would have a whole store full of people pissed at me? They’re just words. Get over it people. There are other things to be upset about.
Many people believe it’s a sin to curse. Why? Where exactly does it say, “Thou shalt not swear?” The Wikipedia page for the word fuck has no explanation for why it’s considered vulgar, either. No one, not even the almighty Google nor Wikipedia, can explain why these words are considered immoral. So, again, why are people offended by them?
I say it’s time for these words to be used freely. There is no reason for them to be considered vulgar and people who consider them as such are prudes. There is no logical reason for censoring these words any longer. If you don’t agree, fuck off.
- Cursing: An Editorial Style Guide (imissyouwheniblink.com)