Monday, April 20, 2009

well damn...

The Blog-O-Cuss Meter - Do you cuss a lot in your blog or website?


... I really need to get Blog potty trained.

Seriously though; over the weekend at a certain event featuring men in kilts and adult libations, I over heard a group of women chatting. Every other word out of their mouths was "F this" or "excrement that". I recall thinking "gee... they don't sound like nice woman." They sounded ignorant and in need of a thesaurus. I don't want anyone to think that of me. Pray for me, a poor potty mouthed sinner.

15 comments:

Lola said...

I'll share with you a little trick to quit.

The Potty Mouth Jar.

Every time you say a bad word a certain amount of money goes into the jar. You need to have acomplices. For instance, your friends you talk to regularly, people trustworthy at work. (Not the Office Angela.)

The money goes to someone or something else that is worthy. Such as St. Jude's, or your new parish food pantry. Instead of a great new pair of shoes! Ouch!

Oh, and you pay The Boy $2 every time you let one slip in front of him. My kids got rich one week. And one week only. (And I never used the F%$* word. We're talking mommy's driving language mostly.)


And yes I'll pray for you!

Carolina Cannonball said...

ouch! You must be loaded!

kired said...

Pater noster...
Ave Maria...
Gloria...

I allow myself the use of bad words only when I am alone.

kired said...

Is your fine art collection part of that cuss-o-meter level? I think they offset the results. I actually don't mind at all your language. May the Risen God bless you!

Tara said...

46.9%--that meter has to be wrong!

Mark Scott Abeln said...

Mine is 1% on the cuss-o-meter.

You are "colorful" in your language!

The Rockin' Traddy said...

i used to cuss like no ones business. then when i came back to the church i stopped. now somehow it has crept back. i really only use the hardcore curses in my inner monologue it seems these days. my audible curses are pretty tame.

but i do agree u r a terrible potty mouth. i will have a Mass said for you.

MamaMidwife said...

I took the quiz. Let me tell you I have a horrible potty mouth. (In front of my kids too, I'm a little ashamed to say.) Since converting I have managed to squelch the swearing that takes God's name in vain. (It still slips occasionally. Thank God for Confession.)

I even swear pretty regulary on my blog.

And my score was: 0%

That's right. Z-E-R-O

The meter is obviously misguided.

Dirtdartwife said...

I developed a potty mouth over the years. Not as harsh as what you described at the event, but enough to make me cringe when I say it. I have to count to 10 before speaking so bad words don't come out because I have many little ears listening that like to repeat what I say regardless of company.

But in moments of sheer anger, yeppers... it comes out. while working on my anger issue, it's better for me to curse hardcore than to kick something across the room or clear the table in one swipe. Used to do all this before having children, but I know it's there and I'm capable of it so I really have to control it. So if I curse and not do that, it's a step in the right direction.

Lola said...

I'm not loaded. That's why the potty mouth jar worked.

I quickly depleted the "fun money". All those loose bills that we get to go out for ice cream. When I so quickly used it up, I pretty much was astonished. And, honestly, it was mostly in the car so the kids got rich.

Oh, and I developed more courteous driving habits, even if all those other people still drive like they're blind. I give people way more room. But, still am scared to death someone's going to hit me or cause an accident.

And, watching my ice cream dreams turn into a trip to the dollar store for the kiddos to spend it on junk just made me sick. A severe mortification if you ask me.

Terry Nelson said...

Mid-day and night-time examination of conscience is key - also interior ejaculations and frequent spiritual communions, practices which promote recollection, is the best way to overcome bad language and impure thoughts. Seriously. When women use bad language, especially the f-word they lose what they are most honored for (no matter what they look like); grace and beauty.

kired said...

Terry:

maybe you meant interior ejaculatory prayers.

Carolina Cannonball said...

terry said ejaculation. he he.

Terry Nelson said...

kired - that is what I meant, thanks. LOL!

Terry Nelson said...

Seriously - I just put in my blog url and it came up 0%.

I'm a good boy.