Mudcat Café message #1100632 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66349   Message #1100632
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
24-Jan-04 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
Subject: RE: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
It's not the internet, Kim, it's changing attitudes. I am unhappy with foul language in inappropriate situations but it will, unfortunately, get to be the norm. We just have to live with it and let our kids know that there are other terms to use!

Couple of things that put a smile on my lips, even if inappropriate. An old friend of mine, Johny Clifford, rest his soul, would put even the foulest mouth youngster to shame and get expletives in where you would think there was no possibility. His classic was "I'm not sur-fucking-prised." and close in it's heels was "The Fucking fuckers fucked!" He was 60 when he died 10 years ago, so it's nothing new. He only ever used the term in work oddly though. Outside, with his wife and family, he never uttered an expletive as far as as I know!