My New Years resolution for this year was to put an end to my swearing, cursing, profanity, whatever you want to call it. Being a person that thought nothing of throwing in the odd F-bomb every now and again, I was at the stage where I didn't even notice I was using them but I know I wasn't too bad. It's been a full 3 months in now and I must say, I think I've done really well! I can't recall uttering a single curse word, of course thinking them is a totally different story. Although, I haven't done anything really painful to myself or been caught out in a situation where swearing would commonly slip out.
This resolution resulted from 2 places. Watching Gordon Ramsey on one of his restaurant shows and listening to 2 women on a tram into the city one night. Now I'm not a prude, but it just gets to the point of being vulgar and seriously, is it really necessary? I had to turn Gordon off because it was off-putting, I wanted to see what the show was about, but he was just too much. And these 2 women on the tram, dressed to the perfection with full face done, hair perfect, looking gorgeous but then their mouths opened. Every second word was F-this and F-that, I started wondering if they spoke to their parents like that. What was wrong with these women that they couldn't control it on a busy tram surrounded by older people and young kids. I generally have no issue with people swearing, I don't get offended as I don't really care, but these 2 were horrible.
I really did think this resolution would be a difficult one for me to uphold, but I've surprised myself and it's become natural. Give it another 3 months and I think I'll be cured from the 'swearing like a trucker' woman I was and I'll let swearing back into my vocabulary as long as it's in context.