I certainly am one! As far as swearing goes, I think, as with trite words like "gorgeous" or "magnificent" overused for generations, they simply lose their punch. As with strong spices when cooking, hardcore swearing should be used with the greatest care and moderation. If you overused spices, you miss the taste of the stew; and the same is usually the case with profanity.

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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