In our construction business, my husband asks the employees to refrain from using curse words when they’re in the company of clients.
Especially women and children.
Because it is “the client” who creates work for all of us and ultimately provides an income from which we can pay the bills, he wants our employees to act respectful while on a job site.
The employees are free to say what they want, how they want.
Online we have freedom of speech.
We may not have clients who “pay the bills”, nor do we HAVE TO show respect.
We can say whatever we want, however we want.
And because of that, some will use profanity to bully others, get a point across, or to show off.
Others will write like they talk, which often includes the use of curse words.
And in some cultures, what some readers may see as offensive, isn’t offensive at all.
Personally, I don’t incorporate swear words into my writings, nor do I mind seeing a few curse words online. However, if a blog post is littered with offensive language or images, I click off.
Those types of posts are not my preferred reading material.
That said, with the world wide web being so large, I’m sure there’s an audience for that, too.
What say you?
How do you feel about profanity in blogs and on social networking sites?
Do you use it?
Or are you offended by it?
Care to share?