20. Bad Language

You know what I think about bad language? I think it’s pretty safe to say bad language is a part of our culture and we’ve all used bad language at one point or another in our lives. Some of us may use it naturally, as a matter of conversation, while others might be more discrete and deliberate. Some are selective in the words they use, seeing some bad words as acceptable while other words are strictly taboo. We may feel guilty about using bad words, so we substitute something more benign. Still, no matter how we feel about them, bad words have power because they illicit a response in both the user and the recipient.