What a pity we cannot curse and swear in good society! Cannot the stinging dialect of the sailors be domesticated? It is the best rhetoric, and for a hundred occasions those forbidden words are the only good ones. My page about 'Consistency' would better be written thus: Damn Consistency!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Emerson on Curse Words (Commonplace Book)
My mother can never understand why her Oxford educated son talks like a truck driver. But I have Emerson on my side: