Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swear Jar

I think I've sworn more in the past nine months than I have in the five years preceding our move the PA. There are a lot of reasons, but they can all be linked back to some form of stress. Relocating can be difficult, but that's not really a good excuse for self-debasement.

That is why I (tentatively) propose starting a swear jar to facilitate a decrease in swearing inside and outside the home. This isn't solely out of some puritanical sense of propriety, either. "Sentence enhancers" are linguistic crutches. Not only do they offend some people, I think they also make me sound dumb.

If I did this, I would need some kind of incentive for good behavior. I can see one of two options. The money could be used for something we probably need, like a parking ticket payment fund, or it could go toward something I find distasteful, like, say Sarah Palin's PAC, the Alliance Defense Fund, or the NRA.

I think I could agree to never swear again if it meant the latter option.

***Update: Never mind. Apparently swearing is good for your health :)***


  1. I think the swearing thing is going around. One of my friends said she recently started swearing more too! I guess life is just getting more stressful all around. You guys are awesome for picking up and moving to a new place. Very brave! We miss you guys!

  2. Hahaha, I love the 2nd option. That would motivate me, as well :) "douche" a swear? Because I LOVE saying it, hahaha :)

  3. I'm mostly concerned with self-regulating what would get me bleeped on tv.

  4. This is hilarious! I totally think you should do it. And I love that you may need a parking ticket fund.