I wanted to do a journal on swearing.
First of all, what do you guys think is the worst word in the world?
I always remember in like 3rd grade, there's always be the cool kids who would be like 'I know the worst word in the world!!!'
I was of course enamored with that, 'what is it?'
Then they refuse to say it aloud, only whispering it in your ear... 'BULLSHIT'
That awed me of course. Although I didn't understand why it was worse than shit, or even if it was.
I still wonder that. I mean, bullshit adds one word, not in itself vulgar in any way, onto a vulgar word, and does that make it more vulgar?
The world will never know.
Of course, I learned in 5th grade that that wasn't true, the real worst word in the world was fuck.
Never heard it before, and didn't really know what it meant. That'd take a while.
But now I've heard that the word that you get the biggest penalty for saying on tv is actually cunt.
Now, that c-word, is that the worst word in the world?
I guess it's just a matter of opinion.
Because I always hear people say 'well, we just make sounds to communicate, why do making some of them make people get angry?'
And that's true...
It's kinda like, I sometimes wonder if an alien saw me reading the newspaper, he'd see a weird creature studying a thing with markings on it and staring at it for a few minutes before getting an emotional response to it and dismissing it (This was a few months ago, when the lead stories were parents refusing to give their kids vaccinations, and about the debt ceiling 'debate'... pssshhh... Republicans)
Which would look weird to an alien.
Some people make it a matter of principle not to swear, and I really don't understand why...
I guess that usually the reason that words are bad is because they make references to lewd things, but why would 'cunt' be worse than 'vagina'?
Or 'shit' be worse than 'poo'?
It's probably something that conservatives invented just so that they'd have something else to be offended about...
Anyway, if cunt is the worst word in the world, then it's not the most useful, at least.
"Fuck" is so useful. You can use it as a verb "I wanna fuck you like an animal!" (Closer, Nine Inch Nails), or as an adjective "That's so fucking stupid!", or, with a derivative like "motherfucker", as a noun "You motherfucker!".
Cunt is suck a useless word I rarely ever use.
About the only time I ever actually say cunt is when once in a while I call someone a cuntbiscuit.
I dunno what that is, maybe a biscuit a woman puts in her vagina??
Whatever. Gross, man.
The worst word I've ever hear a teacher say is "crap"...
And some of them don't even go near the topic.
Anyway, I think that, whatever the worst word in the world is, "fuck" is at least the most useful and easy to use, although as a means of describing people, I think "cock" and its derivatives, like "cockwad", and the adjective "cockulous" are the most useful...
So, perhaps it doesn't really matter what's the worst...
Whatevs. I have to go to bed.