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I'm Tired of the F word

Updated on January 8, 2011

The World Has Become More Vulgar


When I was a kid I got in trouble if I said hell or damn. And if I had ever been stupid enough to say bastard or son of a bitch, I would have gotten my mouth washed out with soap. As to the F word - I don’t think anyone used it. Matter of fact, I doubt I ever heard it till I was in high school.

I guess I’m just old school, but I still feel a little uncomfortable when that word is used in mixed company. I don’t care to hear it in movies or on cable TV, although I too often do. And these days you even hear preteens using it.

What’s worse is when they add the word mother to the F word. Its an expression we’ve picked up from the lower class. Too bad we can’t bring them up to a higher standard instead of the rest of us lowering ourselves to their level.

Crudeness and vulgarity, sadly, have become our way of life.

We’ve come a long way since George Carlin’s famous seven words you couldn’t say on television. Most of today’s comedians lace their routines with words that used to be verboten in polite society. And that’s too bad. Comedians in the old days were often funnier than today’s, and they never had to cuss or use crude expressions. Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Tim Conway, Flip Wilson and so many others could make you laugh without being dirty.

Like I said, I guess I’m just old school.

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