Our show last night on Off Topic actually stayed pretty much on topic for the first time. I mean, not completely on topic the entire time but if we did that we wouldnâ€™t be Off Topic now would we? Last night we talked about Swearing but in reality it may have been more about censorship and a dash of serial killers (ps more on that later).
I thought of this subject due to the recent hissy fits Americans are having over the vice president saying the word fuck. Mind you he did not openly say this to the cameras, it was a side thing. He was also not saying it in a derogatory way or trying to be offensive. It was just a moment between him and the president.
What annoys me the most about people being all uppity about swearing is those who make it such a big deal are the ones putting the most stock in these words. Yes, they are in fact just words. They only mean as much as you want them to mean. Is every word out of my mouth a swear? No, but most of the time I donâ€™t hold back unless you know Iâ€™m at a nice restaurant or at work.
I wouldnâ€™t even say I have a â€œpotty mouthâ€ or anything. You wonâ€™t see me babbling on about sexual escapades or penis size or anything. I just donâ€™t see the big deal about the words fuck or shit or cock. In general, I just think people need to chill the fuck out. I believe everyone swears, even if itâ€™s just when they are alone in their car.
ps. We swore a lot less than usual this episode, go figure.
pss. Here is the review of the movie I mentioned in the show.
psss. Next show, in 2 weeks, will be about serial killers.