Something that annoys me is men who use foul language in front of women. I get even more perturbed when they use the excuse, "she talks worse than I do." I realize that the younger generation may have never been told that cursing in mixed company is wrong. The ability to speak without swearing left town on the bus with manners and chivalry, unable to tolerate this "all about me generation." As I work with men in recovery, that is one of the first things I address. Be a man, show that you have the ability to speak using proper language in the company of women and children.
We all think it's cute to hear a toddler say nearly anything as their learning the language, they get words wrong so easily as their mouth and tongue muscles develop to say the words. "Me want, Ma ma me pooh-pooh," etc. These little ones listen intently to mommy and daddy when they say something, and try to mimic what they hear. When a child hears foul words from their parents, they want to repeat that too. If you think it's funny when they peal off foul words, think seriously about a self-exam regarding your personal values. I have watched parents reactions when that occurs. Years ago, they were red-faced and felt like vanishing. Today, parents laugh and try to get the baby to repeat it. How sad. Laugh today, but that sweet little angel is going to use that talk the rest of their lives, and they will use it on you.
You say, "yeah, maybe you have a point. But they will learn it on the street, or at school, they're gonna talk the language of their peers." So, you're telling me you'll ignore the problem, there's too much trouble in teaching the right way to talk. One thing is evident in life...little foxes spoil the vine. Lack of doing little things right lead to not doing big things right. Poor discipline, lack of self-control, and unwillingness to follow directions, bring the young to a life of suffering addictions, striving for the attention the parents didn't give them. And not all children take that path. Some want a life better than they were raised in, and change what needs changed to accomplish it. Others, unfortunately, don't feel they deserve better because nobody helped them see their worth, just their worthlessness.
The Bible has many times more verses about how we talk than about drunkeness. That may not matter to you. The Bible may be foolish to you, just an old book. When this "old book" is believed in, lives change, and then lifestyles change, worldviews change...all for better, I know because the "old book," has changed me. Talking like a drunken sailor in normal conversation may make you think your grown up and can talk like a mature adult. In reality, you're dumbed down, and those around you know it. Think about it. Try not to use foul words for a day, or a week. People may begin to enjoy talking to you. Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all, Keith.