And other things snowballing similarly too probably..
Wife and I were watching some kinda space series on TV last night. The captain of the spaceship was regularly using the word “fuck”. On my Navy ship, the Captain might use the word when we’re on liberty or talking privately, but he’s not going to use it making a speech or addressing the crew.
Cursing, and probably other things are snowballing. First, it becomes acceptable in daily life and public. Then, it goes on TV where the next generation of youngsters thinks it’s the acceptable norm.
I bet, in the next 50 years, the President of the United States uses the word “fuck” in a televised speech.
I remember, in the late ’60’s, learning the words “fuck” and “shit”. And “piss”. I thought piss and shit were excellent words to describe what they were. I also thought that we invented the words, right there on the playground.
On a side note, one day, my best gradeschool friend told me in all seriousness and earnestness, that he invented diarrhea. I still razz him about that today! Not sure if he meant the word, or the …… actual stuff.
I remember using the word “fuck” on the playground, and a fellow 9 year old asked me if I knew what it meant. I didn’t, really, and he explained it using a bunch of words that I didn’t know what they meant either. Words like “vagina” and “sperm”. But I remember he gave an accurate biology lesson, there on the 4th or 5th grade playground at the elementary school. Pretty funny, looking back. I wonder who taught it to him?
What other things in society are snowballing like curse words? I think they’re the reason the older generations always think the younger generations are so fucked up!
Have a great day!