(Taken with gratitude from Cuss Control Academy’s webpage: What’s Wrong With Swearing?)

Swearing Imposes a Personal Penalty

  • It gives a bad impression
  • It makes you unpleasant to be with
  • It endangers your relationships
  • It’s a tool for whiners and complainers
  • It reduces respect people have for you
  • It shows you don’t have control
  • It’s a sign of a bad attitude
  • It discloses a lack of character
  • It’s immature
  • It reflects ignoranceIt sets a bad example

Swearing is Bad for Society

  • It contributes to the decline of civility
  • It represents the dumbing down of America
  • It offends more people than you think
  • It makes others uncomfortable
  • It is disrespectful of others
  • It turns discussions into arguments
  • It can be a sign of hostility
  • It can lead to violence

Swearing corrupts the English language

  • It’s abrasive, lazy language
  • It doesn’t communicate clearly
  • It neglects more meaningful words
  • It lacks imagination
  • It has lost its effectiveness
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