Taking up CC’s Challenge I will refrain from using
perfectly good swear words in this post. Reminding myself that there may be people with the brains of six year olds reading my blog.
I’ve always wondered at people who complain about “dirty” words and then go on in perfectly polite language to prove they are beyond dirty inside. George Carlin makes a good point on the ‘softening’ of language in this video
What do you find more offensive, saying people are f***ing starving or that they are food insecure? Personally I find such dehumanizing language far more offensive than an expletive or two. I find the use of tatics such as these far more reprehensible than potty mouth.
Pretending there is a connection between abortion and breast cancer
lobbying against child care and then expecting single mothers to work
lobbying against decent welfare payments
lobbying for personhood for foetuses from conception .
Cutting funding for advocacy and shelters and other programs that help women and then pretending to care about pregnant women with anti abortion bills like C-484
Supporting governments who want to take away basic human, justice and privacy rights from all but a few
Supporting governments who believe rich corporations should pay no taxes and then blame the citizens for having needs such as for health care and social programs
However, to comply with this day I did some research on things I should avoid saying. I put my research here so you too can recognize those words that must not be named.