Fucking Friday: Fucking Early

A kid in a South Pasadena high school has declared this week “no cussing week”. He started the No Cussing Club in seventh grade when he realized that his peers were beginning to cuss, a word I find entertaining, something that his parents did not allow.

I respect this kid for standing up to what must be an overwhelming number of people who swear and wish him no ill will. But “no cussing week”? Fuck that.

His website says, presumably as an encouragement to stop swearing,

Your words become your thoughts.
Your thoughts become your behavior.
Your behavior becomes your character.
Your character becomes your destiny.

My response?

Well behaved [people] rarely make history.

There is a time and a place for all kinds of words, from aardvark (the best time and place for that word being when you require a word that starts the dictionary) to ZOMG!. I do not ever want my thoughts, behavior, character, or destiny to be complacent, calm, nor accepting of that which ought not be accepted. There are times when what is demanded is that people stand up and say “fuck this,” to think in their hearts, “oh, my god,” to invectively spit, “Jesus H. Christ,” to chant “cunt cunt cunt cunt,” and to reclaim “faggot” and “bitch”.

Swearing is certainly not always good, and perhaps it may be good for people at large to give it up for Lent. A personal choice to practice love and to control one’s own actions is never a bad thing (unless taken to an extreme) and certainly encouraging others to do the same is similar. And so again I say, “More power to Mr. No Cussing, but respectfully, bugger that for a lark.”

This bitch will keep on swearing until nothing remains to swear about.

7 Comments

  1. 🙂 I had a similar reaction when I heard about this a few days ago.

    That he uses the word “cuss” at all at his age and in this century is just hilarious.

    The feeling I got was the same one you seem to have – that swearing is inherently bad, and that we should sit down and”don’t rock the boat, don’t rock the boat, baby”

    Yeah, fuck that.

    I also think it’s weird that he seems to think that words –> thoughts, not the other way around.

    And while I don’t know his (or his parents’) reasons for forbidding “cussing”, but it seems overly religious and jesusy to me. And that creeps me out.

  2. Fucking hell, is there nothing that cannot inspire a 14-year-old to create a club? Seriously, kid, masturbation is a more worthy cause in which to invest your time.

    I delighted in my rediscovery of swearing after I left the church. I could never become religious again if only for that simple reason.

  3. G

    damn, I love you xjane. you make my heart do fuckin’ somersaults. (just thought this would be a good time to share. 🙂 )

  4. cuss words are the fucking shit. sometimes you just fucking need to drop a motherfucking f-bomb. there’s a shitload of power behind expressing ourselves with the right goddamn expletive.

  5. My sister did a post on this kid saying what a hero he is and how all my nieces and nephews should join his club. Looks like there’ll be another generation of nerds in my family.

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