Don't you just love the expression "I give zero f**ks"? Maybe not if you aren't a swearer, but as someone who is rather fond of letting off some blue steam now and again, I appreciate it. Especially in response to something really annoying. There are a lot of things I cared about pre-parenthood that I can now give zero f**ks about.
My 2 year old has started swearing. Yes I know, I can practically see the look on your face now as you read this. But before you judge me, can I just say that it's really not my fault, I lay that blame firmly at the feet of my husband who uses the phrase "Bloody" or "Bloody Hell," more than he realises.
Recently, I found myself involved as a "Twitter expert" in a "radio debate" about swearing on social media. It went so well that they missed out publishing that week's show podcast and I said "sir" live on air, which while it isn't a swear word, is a feature of my speech that really annoys me that I'm trying to eliminate.
I'll level with you: I'm on the fence somewhat. I'm very much of a mind that gratuitous swearing is best avoided. That's why it's gratuitous. Whilst I'm being honest, I may as well throw in that I spend a lot of time in pubs. Gratuitous swearing is rife in many pubs, which I'm sure will not be particularly shocking news to you.