Author: Barbara Goodhew


When trying to get a point across.
If you use swear words, your point is lost.

People just hear your vocabulary is low.
To stress a point use words to impress and to put on a show.

Then you don't offend anyone.
And your point will be strong.

------- Author's Notes -------

Hope this doesn't make anyone uncomfortable. I just never understood that to stress a point using profanities is cool. I'm not a prude I use light swear words. But not the heavyduty ones.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, February 11 2003, 12:26 am


Some very good thoughts here Barb. There is a saying "use of swear words shows lack of knowledge of language"
luc ( -- Tuesday, February 11 2003, 01:12 am


and cap has said. good thoughts. its true. most would think that your not very articulent. spell that right? wow useing big words here hehe ^.^
though i can understand when people get really fustrated they fall and relie on their swear words. i do it and i have seen many do it as well. i have seen my history teacher do it. and he likes useing big words. but when one kid really got on his nerves (forgot what he did) he just snaped on him. useing big "smart" words as well as them heavy duty ones. but i get your point barb. nice one too.
barb ( -- Tuesday, February 11 2003, 04:22 am

Don't get me wrong

I get mad but instead of using words big or small I get so frustrated I cry and walk away.Hha the most I get out is "you stupid idiot" oooh that hurts Ha Ha
Mark Spencer ( -- Wednesday, February 12 2003, 09:59 am

Sadly Barb curse words have been integrated into our every day lives. They're in the movies we watch and the songs our children listen to. Illiterate and uninformed people are easy to manipulate. How else could some of the recording artists today (and I hate to call them artists) continue to sell their tripe, if they were not encouraging their listeners to stay uneducated and morally bereft. Educated, moral people would find the garbage these people are peddling offensive. I don't mean to pontificate, but you have brought to light a sore subject for me. I thank you for articulating it so masterfully.

barb ( -- Thursday, February 13 2003, 12:14 am


mark what does pontificate mean Duhhhhhh Ha Ha I'm not good with big words.
Mark Spencer ( -- Thursday, February 13 2003, 01:46 am


Pontificate means to talk down on.
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