Sorry; Due to a scheduling snafu I've had to move this up a day. The subject will be offered again for those with Sunday religious obligations or if Sunday morning proves inconvenient.
1. This is NOT a moral discussion. If you object to the use of these words for moral or religious reasons, this is not the event for you to voice your objections.
2. This is NOT a discussion of words aimed at ethnic and religious groups. If you wish to bring that agenda, you will be exiting quickly possibly with your eggs still warm.
Should this discussion fill up quickly, it will be repeated on a subsequent Saturday morning.
Whether you call it profanity, dirty words, filthy language or good old obscenity, swear words have been with us since time amortal.
Why do we speak them with such passion and with the frequency we do?
Do men use them more frequently than women? Some women are said to "swear like sailors." Does swearing have special significance in the military? If so, why?
And how about locker rooms?
Consider too that there are many words we could use as substitute for the George Carlin "7 words you can't say on television." But they just don't have the same impact, do they?
Please read the effin' "study" materials. Come effin' hungry and come prepared ready to effin' engage. Effin' wallflowers aren't admitted.
The groups I host have few rules: please (x1000) read the above materials, be courteous and wait your turn to talk, have something to say, and "bring it" with both your knowledge and your enthusiasm.
I am bringing a space heater (the rooms a lil bit chilly) as well as a box of instant oatmeal and hot chocolate packages.