WTF! (word toss frog!)
I don’t swear very often, if at all. I laughed a bit when in The Avengers films, the other super-powered heroes patronize Captain America for pointing out when Tony Stark swears.
Minus the amazing powers, I can relate a bit when I’m around my friends, especially during a game of Cards Against Humanity.
I don’t think swearing is wrong, and won’t think less of anyone for it. I just happened to grow up in an environment that didn’t encourage swearing. I was fascinated by the ways that people could express themselves with a distinct lexicon, that while not complicated, is simply something that would typically take just a bit more effort. The words were satisfying in their eloquence.
While I’m as yet not equipped with a vocabulary that distinguishes itself from everyday speech, it’s something that I aspire to. More so because it’s challenging, and encourages me to think differently than I would otherwise. As a person who writes frequently, it’s also refreshing learning new words every so often.
Like today, the dictionary.com word of the day is “mugwump”. It’s a person who can’t make up their mind on an issue; e.g. someone who can’t take a side.