Do We Really Need Profanity?
Why do people put curse words in their articles? Are they trying to draw attention to themselves, or to their article?
I was reading a new article this morning and the author used several curse words as if he were chatting with one of pals in a locker room.
I personally do not use this type of language and I do NOT enjoy it in conversations or in books or articles that I am reading.
Profanity is useless. Other words can be used to make the same point without offending anyone. It certainly does not belong in business. It can turn customers off, and you will lose sales.
I remember that my grandfather used to say "Profanity is an uneducated man's crutch." And I believe he was correct.
As a Christian I know that the Bible says we should not use any curse words.
In the article I was reviewing this morning, the author felt very comfortable using various ugly words throughout his article. And, he apparently felt that he had license to do this because he substituted an asterisk for one letter in each of these abusive words.
I believe we at WA should have a higher standard than this author.