Skip to comments.More and More, Kids say the Foulest Things (swearing)
Posted on 04/12/2005 10:06:43 AM PDT by crv16
Dan Horwich's English class is a bastion of clean language, where students read the classics and have weighty discussions free of invective and profanity. But when the bell rings and they walk out his door, the hallway vibrates with talk of a different sort.
"The kids swear almost incessantly," said Horwich, who teaches at Guildford High School in Rockford, Ill. "They are so used to swearing and hearing it at home, and in the movies, and on TV, and in the music they listen to that they have become desensitized to it."
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I am 33 years old, my mother never allowed us to say anything. Never the Lords name in vain, booty, nothing. To this day if I say something she doesnt approve of, I hear about it.
Mouth meet soap. And that goes for adults using foul language around children.
Just the beginning of the end...
> the HS has ignored this problem largely
Good! The notion of being shocked, SHOCKED by people using dirty words is just tragically sad.
Well, who's parenting the kids.
Another proponent of Cultural Entropy, I see.
Tell me again how dirty words enrich us as a society?
I have a passion for westerns, but couldn't get through one episode of HBO's "Deadwood".
Well if all the obscene words simply become normal expletives, everyone will forget their original meaning.
Therefore, new obscene words will have to be invented to replace them.
Heh, I was the victim of a similarly intolerant homeschooling environment. I've found I can no more use foul language than I can fly - odd what that day-in, day-out condition does to one.
I think the use of "dirty words" indicates a poor vocabulary and inability to communicate. I'm trying to break at least my female friends of their swearing habits but they just don't see the problem.
Don't be daft. This isn't about race, it's about values.
Keep ministering to your friends, and be VERY careful about associating yourself with them if they refuse to change! (Spoken to you from a homeschool dad ;-) )
You are correct it has nothing to do with race. But you are incorrect that it has everything to do with a lack of discipline in schools...........the lack of discipline comes from the parents.
> Tell me again how dirty words enrich us as a society?
Tell me again how dirty words hurt us as a society. Is it the word itself that you fear, or the feeling behind it?
At my lily-white elementary school back in the early and mid-1980s, kids would swear all the time. Of course, there were never any adults around.
Viking Kitties: Cleanup on Aisle Six....
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