Sunday, March 17, 2013

2 Thumbs Up and I Don't Give a...

Do you curse?  Say certain 4-letter words that aren't supposed to be uttered in mixed company?  Would your mom threaten to wash your mouth out with soap if she heard your language?  These days, it's hard to read a book, watch a tv show or movie, or even go to the mall without hearing some colorful language to say the least.  I myself am guilty of cursing like a sailor.  I'm not really sure where I picked it up from, seeing as my parents never really cursed in front of me growing up.  

But with my 1 step program, YES, I said ONE step, you can overcome your Potty Mouth-itis.  Skeptical?  Here's how. 

Generally, the reason that most people curse is to release stress.  They've made a mistake on an important document, or they've dropped a heavy box on their foot, or they've heard some rather unpleasant news.  And their first reaction may be to curse.  I think most people's brains are hard-wired to recognize those words as stress relievers.  

So, how does this help you with your delicate situation?  Try my fool-proof method.  

1)  Replace curse words with words that sound similar and require the same mouth movement.  For example, instead of saying a certain 4-letter word starting with S, you could instead say SHINGLE!  Maybe you're a little more rough around the edges and prefer to go for the gusto with the ever-popular F word.  Perhaps I could persuade you to replace it with FUNGUS!  These minor word substitutions trick your brain into thinking you've said something else.  And you still get the same stress-relieving effects without getting the stink eye from your grandma.  

Wow, this bridge is scary!

And if you're one of those people who says, "oh my goodness, I think it's soooo impolite to swear, I never talk that way!" then I say BULLSHINGLE good for you. 

With two impressionable young boys at home, who soak up all of my words like a sponge, I've had to come up with ways to be creative with my cursing.  So, if I can clean up my act, I have complete and utter faith that you can do it, too.  

Because I'm not only the President of the "Don't Swear - Care!" club, I'm also a motherfungus member. 

Goodnight, friends. 



  1. Love it! And so true about replacing the words being enough to get the job done :) Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. We say "sugar" in our house so much its ridiculous!

  3. Hahaha! Love this. And yes as of late I've been trying to overcome a sailer mouth. Good advice!

  4. I noticed that if you are around people swearing or hear it a lot in music, movies, etc. then it is a lot easier to start swearing in your head and then sometimes out loud. I had to break myself of the swearing habbit years ago and VERY rarely do I swear now!

  5. I am trying to make myself do this.

  6. I used to say a lot of bad words before Noah was old enough to pick up on it. I remember the first time me and my husband realized we really had to watch our language. Noah dropped his sippy cup off the couch and said, " Oh Shit!" lol at least he used the word properly?...
    The only word I haven't been able to get rid of is damn. AND really it's not the WORST word out there. I say it when I mess something up or spill something. I can't stop it from coming out of my mouth.

  7. I kinda love this lol. My husband and I need to work on this too, its just out of your mouth so fast sometimes, you just cant help it.

  8. Ahaha, you are so cool. :) I don't curse too much. Never really have. But I do have the occasional myself, in my car, ya know...when no one is around.


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