The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32049   Message #419221
Posted By: mousethief
16-Mar-01 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Ode to the Four-Letter Word
Subject: RE: ode to the 4 letter word
Great song; thanks, Micca!

My complaint about 4LW's is that when they are overused, they become useless for their real purpose, which is as a gage of level of vehemence.

My stepdaughter never swears, and is teased by her peers at school for being a goody-two-shoes. But when they really crossed her and she hauled off and cursed at them, they KNEW they were in trouble! She said all of them came up to her afterwards and said, "wow, you must really have been angry!"

She told us about it and her mother said, "Exactly! That's why you mustn't overuse those words! So when you really NEED them, they can do what you need them to do!"

Alex