Get off my lawn you kids!
A funny thing happened on the way to 40...
Well okay I'm not quite 40 yet but I'm scraping close. Discussion in the GFW Radio thread on the subject of swearing in podcasts resonated with me, and I figured it might be worthwhile to have a separate discussion on that.
So here's the deal...I'm not a prude, I'm not religiously driven (my mother once got really pissed at me over the word "damn" -- now that was religiously driven), I have no children to worry about...and yet, recently when I try to listen to some gaming podcasts I find myself wincing at these kids and their swear words. I'm finding that, in combination with the other things that tend to come along with it, a podcast where every other sentence contains an f-bomb tends to drop off my list pretty fast.
It's not a matter of language, really. I love a well-placed swear-word, f-bomb included. But...well, kids, don't wear em out, ya know?
I have no problem with the level of swearing on the GWJ Conference Call or GFW Radio or the like, but in those venues such words tend to be used to emphasize a point or express frustration or some such, not as a comma in every sentence.
I'd say more, but it's time for my daily dose of Metamucil...