Please Don’t Excuse My Language

“When I watched Kate Winslet win two years ago it looked so f—— easy,” Melissa Leo blurted out during her acceptance speech.

It was bleeped by U.S. networks but everyone, including the children who were watching, knew the word.

The actress pretty much blamed it on America (what else is new) by stating:

“There is a great deal of the English Language in my vernacular.”

The blooper went viral on the Internet, yet hardly raised an eyebrow.

And so it goes…

Ever heard of Marcus Dupree? He was a star athlete in the 80s. In high school he weighed 210, was 6-foot-3, and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds.

Marcus dazzled the sports world when he returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in the first play of his high school career.

Unfortunately things didn’t end well for Marcus in football.

Today he is known as: The Best that Never Was. Find out more at: http://30for30.espn.com/film/the-best-that-never-was.html

After the Super Bowl this year, I read an online item about Marcus. The reporter used the term “s— eating grin” in the article.

No apologies here.

And then there is…

The TV infomercial with a couple of celebrities who endorse a certain exercise machine.

During one ad a woman (not the celebrity) is describing her experience with the equipment and gushes that she can “bring it all the way up to my a–.”

This came across very nonchalant.

And that’s the problem…

Backstage Melissa Leo admitted that it was “probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word.”

What place is ideal for using the f-bomb?

The language I hear in public by mothers in front of their children is deplorable. When the child copies mom’s words she/he is scolded. We are talking 3 and 4-year old kids.

If using foul language is a habit — the words will roll off the tongue anywhere, anyplace or anytime — at the most embarrassing moments.

Still, our society has become so lax there is no such thing as respect for others. You are sneered at if you can’t tolerate ANY language used by those around you. As if you have a problem because it’s no big deal.

Hmm, dignity or vulgarity.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

News from Home:
I had my last visit with the neurosurgeon
Tuesday to review x-rays. All is well with the
titanium disk in my neck.

It will take 18 mos. for the fusion to take
place, leaving me with less movement.

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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