FUCKING SHIT! Oh no, I just swore quite badly.
Profanity is a huge issue, according to many. Ever heard of something called "The First Amendment"? And I quote: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." This says that we have the right to say whatever we please, and damn straight, I'm going to say it!
They are only words. They describe something. And apparently we cannot say them.
Fuck: 1. vti a highly offensive term meaning to have sexual intercourse with somebody
2. vt a highly offensive term used like a command, often followed by another word, to express anger, contempt, or rejection
3. vt a highly offensive term meaning to ruin, botch, or destroy something
4. vt a highly offensive term meaning to treat somebody unjustly or harshly
Please note how the first (And therefore most accepted) definition of this refers to sexual intercourse. Fuck is a forbidden word. Does this mean that having sexual intercourse is forbidden? Far from it. But it isn't considers polite to talk about sexual intercourse in public, now is it? This I do not understand. Sex, as I understand it, is a perfectly natural thing and part of life. The way my favorite aunt talks about it, it's even pleasurable and beautiful. Why are we so ashamed of it?
Ass: 1. an offensive term for the buttocks or anus
2. a highly offensive term for sexual intercourse (taboo)
What is so Goddamn offensive about your butt?! Is it because processed food comes out of it? And again, with the sexual intercourse?! Is sex really that embarrassing and terrible?
Shit: 1. a highly offensive term for human or animal excrement (taboo)
2. a highly offensive term for an act of defecating (taboo)
3. a highly offensive term for somebody regarded as unpleasant or malicious (taboo insult)
4. a highly offensive term for something that is unpleasant, of no value, or of inferior quality (taboo)
5. a highly offensive term for useless or unnecessary things (taboo)
6. a highly offensive term for nonsense or lies (taboo)
7. a highly offensive term for difficulty or trouble (taboo)
8. a highly offensive term for criticism perceived as unhelpful or mean-spirited (taboo)
9. a highly offensive term for illegal drugs, especially cannabis (taboo)
Again, with the bodily waste! Is it simply too disgusting to eat drink and live? This is natural, just like sex. And I'm pulling "piss" into this too. To shit and piss are perfectly natural and we have to do these things to live.
Whore/BItch are the only two forbidden words I really do have problems with. They are derogatory towards women in particular and I do not want to be called either of them. Yes, bitch is an angry woman, but she has a reason to be angry when called this. A whore is a woman who is sexually active and does engage in sexual relations often. Again, what is so wrong with sex?!?! I also have problems with bastard and nigger. They are derogatory to people who are rape victims' children and black people. And may I remind you before I leave you that rape is a crime of hate, not only of sex. I am also not promoting rape.
Now, Congress has said that you may use fuck, shit, piss, and ass in normal conversation, and yet the proper lyrics to "Glamorous" by Fergie are: "If you ain't got no money, take your broke ass home" and I cannot hear them on the radio. The proper line in "Ferris Bueler's Day Off" is "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond" but if I watch it on Vh1, the network changes the word 'ass' to 'fist'. It makes sense, but shouldn't we respect John Hughes's original lines? Shouldn't we respect Fergie's original lyrics? Congress says that they can say ass, but radio stations and Vh1say they can't. Doesn't it seem cruel?