Re: What is edgy language?
Originally Posted by 757690
This brings up an interesting issue with profanity. Adults curse around other adults, but not around kids, while kids curse around other kids but never adults.
I think your response was a much more rational and effective method than just banning kids from using bad language. You let him know that there is a time and place to use them, but they generally weaken whatever statement you are trying make. Kids, like everyone, will use profanity, trying to stop them is ineffective at least and hypocritical at worst.
It's only hypocritical to the individuals that curse and then tell their kids it's not OK to curse. There are still some people that do abstain from that kind of language (I'm not one of them, though I do it much more infrequently than others).
But I do agree sometimes it's counterproductive to take a hardline stance against it. The first time they hear you shout an obscenity, you've likely undone any chance you may have had of getting through to them.
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