If you were older, you knew better than to say that word in front of your parents, although you might use it a lot among your friends.
Now, it's everywhere Is it just me, or do you feel sad to see the word formerly known as the "F" word demoted to just ordinary usage?
Recently, I was in a gift shop, and saw a display of socks. I like unusual socks, but these were too unusual for me. Each had a quote using the "F" word.
Not only that, but that word is the newest word in the cookbook vocabulary.
Take, for example, the best seller "Thug Kitchen". "Eat like you give a "f----!" the cover boasts.
Or, better yet, "What the F---Should I Make for Dinner?" (I kid you not).
We need words for occasions like that, I believe - forbidden words that help us deal with pain or frustration.
It makes me wonder what word future generations will use when they hit their finger with a hammer. Or get a flat tire (see video above)? The "F" word is less and less taboo each day. One day, it will totally lose its power.
Perhaps, as part of a sustainable lifestyle, we should be thinking more about gratitude, especially on a day like today. Protests are occuring all over the country, and our minds turn to the future.
So maybe we need a light topic on today, which is turning out for many to be anything but light.
Any idea what word will take the place of the "F" word on the day it becomes just another word?