VIEWPOINTS: Is cursing included in your everyday language? Why or why not?

Cursing isn't all that unusual these days.

According to a 2006 survey conducted by Associated Press/Ipsos, 74 percent of Americans say they encountered profanity in public regularly and 66 percent agreed that people curse more today than 20 years ago. The study also indicated those who do cuss, utter 80 to 90 taboo words per day, out of an average of 15,000 to 16,000 words they speak daily.

We asked our writers about their language habits.

Is cursing included in your everyday language? Why or why not?

One Response to “VIEWPOINTS: Is cursing included in your everyday language? Why or why not?”

  1. Alan Eschenbacher

    I try not to cuss as a regular part of my vocabulary. However … I would have to get a whole new set of people to work with in order to cut it our completely!

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