Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday – Least favorite word

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!


What the hell!!!

I really don’t like swear words. Any word that falls into the rude category, makes me upset. My grandson is learning new words from his classmates. “Hell” is one of them.

I’m always telling him not to say swear words but it goes on all day long till his mom comes home. One word from her and he is a very soft-spoken gentleman.

Generally speaking, the language of young adults and teenagers is full of profanity. I don’t use these words and cringe at their use. I maybe in a minority but that is who I am.



47 thoughts on “Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday – Least favorite word

  1. Good choice! I’m the same way about all these ‘bad’ words. I cringe hearing them, and I rarely use any – at least out loud. I guess I do use them to myself, though. haha 🙂

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  2. 🙂 I never considered the word, “Hell” as a swear word.

    People use the words “Heaven” and “Hell” interchangeably. For example: “What the Heavens were you thinking about when you bought that shirt?”

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  3. I very rarely use swear word, so when I do, you know there is a problem (or to duck 😉 ).

    With the word “Hell” as a swear word, I think of RADAR Reilly on the TV show MASH saying “H – E – double-toothpicks” and having another character telling him that you are allowed to say the word “Hell” when you are living in it, i.e., in a war zone.

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  4. Good choice(s) Sadje! My post for this particular SoCS was a very foul word, one I hope your grandson never learns! My mother was a cusser, and I knew a lot of swear words at a very young age, and it’s been danged hard to break the habit of using them too. My church has a whole big list of ‘substitutes’ for common cuss words, but my father was always of the opinion that even if you changed the word, the INTENTION of it remained and God wasn’t too pleased with people with potty mouths.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I was never exposed to cursing or bad language as a child. It was unforgivable to use bad language. The irony is that he is learning these words in Pakistan and never did that in America! Not too imply that people curse more in America, but seeing that these are words of English language and he shouldn’t have been exposed to them in our Urdu speaking country !


  5. When my girls were young I started my “creative cursing” because of how kids pick up on words. “Jiminey Cricket On A Motorscooter” is everyone’s favorite.

    I *do* use the known swear words occasionally but it’s not every other word. They have their uses… stubbed toes come to mind🤪

    Kids of your grandson, and MY grandson’s age like to use these words for shock value, and because they’re not supposed to. All part of the growing up process. Unfortunately🤦🏼‍♀️

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  6. I always find the word “knickers” odd. My mumma used to call the knickerbockers. When we re small children, she would ask us to get dressed and remind us to put our knickerbockers on the right way round!

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  7. swearing, when used sparingly, can have a superb effect when writing. It provides shocks value, jolts a possibly-drifting reader back to the story. Also it’s an accurate portrayal of the language somebody might use. I definitely think it has its place.
    I wouldn’t call “hell” a swearword by any stretch, though. For me it’s a religious word, and I look for nothing deeper than that. Most religions believe in the concept of heaven and hell. If a child understands that concept, then I would be happy. If they started telling people to “go to hell”, though, I might want to speak further. But that’s about the thoughts they are having rather than the language they have used.

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    1. I agree with you Pete that in writing, specially storytelling, we do need to portray the real life language that people use. Hell and heaven when used in the proper context is not offensive at all. But when used to express anger, I find it not appropriate for a child.

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  8. I agree. When my kids came home from school with cuss words – in Swiss German no less – I used it as a way to strengthen their English vocabulary. So I sent them back to school saying things like “Hopping Salamanders!” and “Stringy Chicken!” It stopped the dialect cursing and their friends learned some new phrases. I do wish people would refrain from cursing. It is such a lazy way of communicating an idea.

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  9. I was raised a few (very few) uses at home was ok, but you don’t swear in public, it is rude. That being said, My daughter is of a generation that tends to use them more as adjectives and verbs on a regular basis. I try to “correct” her if she does so with me in public though. Especially if young children are around.

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