Back in the day I used to swear like a sailor. I remember saying the F word in a grocery store with my mother and thinking I was cool (late teens). I now look back and think how disgusting. Not only did I swear… but I did so in front of my mother. FOR SHAME!
Now… don’t get me wrong I am still getting out of the habit. And a few blue words slip past me unchecked…. but I have been getting better and better.
What I did was replace the words with other ridiculous phrases. Like: Fuddruckers, shnit, fruitcake, flurge, frack (bsg reference), peanut brittle, poop scooper, blargh, poop shoots, goodness gracious, and Michael Buble.
Lately my need to use even these words have lessened. Because my need to swear came from a need for exclamation.
Although, I no longer say Jesus… I do say Geez. This one is a hard one to crack for me. I am trying to phase it out… but it keeps slipping back in.
I do feel like I am making headway with this… but it is an uphill battle. The pattern was set at a young age, which gives me even more motivation to quit this habit before I start procreating.