Keep it occasional. Using expletives with abandon erases their hard core meaning and creates lazy language in which the once-bad word replaces all the glorious words that could and should adorn our speech and writing but lay forgotten because we are too ambivalent and lackadaisical to escavate them from our memory, give them a good dusting-off, and put them to use. Fuck has its place and it’s not fucking everywhere.

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