I’ve also been told that for someone of my stature I curse like a sailor. But, I want to clear the air and set a standard. My use of expletives is usually directed at my code or emotional response to a situation and never at someone. For example:
- “f@c&” – bug in my code.
- “wtf?!?” - what just happened here.
- “that’s f@c&ing brilliant” – wow what a great idea.
Of course it depends on your environment and the attitudes of others around you. I’ve cut down a lot over the years, and make attempt to curtail it in the presence of children. But in the comfort of my own home and car I will let loose and exercise my 1st amendment right.
Just to add a little credibility to my claim the following articles show swearing reduces stress even in the workplace: