Foul language raises alarm when used excessively in public space
Throughout my time as a student at WHS, and as a functioning member of society, I have noticed that swearing has become more of a norm rather than something that would cause your grandmother to gasp in genuine shock.
The simple fact is that people, students especially, believe they have the right to use foul language on such a regular basis is absurd.
The excessive use of foul language throughout conversation has led to a loss of it’s meaning, and can force people to look less intellectual.
The path that language takes is determined by the members of society. Society should lessen the use of these foul words.
These words are more prevalent in society than they have ever been and can be effortlessly witnessed by society’s members.
Foul language has become a part of basic conversation.
Aspects such as music and television have become more accepting of them over the last 20 years. They can even be found in titles of companies, businesses, and books.
Foul language used to bear a significance that was meant to add emotion to one’s phrases. I do not necessarily condone the use of these words, but rather believe that these taboo words should be used in small doses to carry weight in certain instances.
Simple walks through the hallways of WHS can prove that this is no longer present. Numerous instances of swearing can be heard throughout a walk to class.
No longer is it surprising to hear foul language in a song or even to read several swear words in a book. They simply do not cause bewilderment in the manner that they used to.
We adapt to foul language more than we ever have and curse words are truly losing their meaning. By lessening their use we allow for more meaning and a better functioning society.