why do people feel the need to curse?

@MKpack22 (307)
United States
April 21, 2007 6:20pm CST
why is cussing so common in this day and age?
4 responses
• United States
22 Apr 07
Now thats what you call a $64 question. I wish people could hear what they sound like when they curse all the time. The younger generation seems to have a particular fascination with the f word, which I personally detest. All of my daughters friends are told to keep that word out of their conversation when they are around me. If they can't have any respect for themselves and each other they WILL respect me. I especially detest the girls that have children using this language. I have nightmares about her kids going to kindergarten and and asking their teacher for a f******* crayon. Makes me want to cut their tongues out sometimes...sigh.
• United States
22 Apr 07
I think that cussing has become common because everyone uses it, its not good for our children but I can't object because I curse as well. I find its only when i'm really angry, and its just not enough to say darn or oh gosh.
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
when I'm nervous and under pressure of deadline, I can't help cursing when silly things happened unpredictably. Or when I got injured or feel so much pain, but other times I don't. Sometimes I was in so much pain I just can't say anything :) at my previous workplace, there is this person who uses "f" word after every word. If there is 7 words in a sentence you can expect to hear 3 "f"s for example. One day before going on vacation, he told me he only took vacations once a year, while most of us took it twice a year. I thought "well no wonder..."
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have no idea, but it kills me when someone curses in their everyday speech as if it is nothing. I've heard people out in public throw in a few words here and there without being conscious of the fact that there are children close by.