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Damn! A Place For Everything

Do you swear?

Or curse?

How about cuss?

Use foul language?

How about in traffic when that dumb *!+&%@+# cuts you off?

What about when your computer won’t boot, accept your password or stops computing all together?

In the heat of anger?

When the ATM won’t give you money?

When you spill something on your suit and don’t have time to go home and change because you have an important first meeting with a client?

When you stub your toe in the dark or the light?



Well I’ll be damned. You’re the first person I’ve heard of that never ever in a million years uses the appropriate bad word.

For those of us who do, and do so more often than we may want to, there is help.

The Cuss Control Academy (I swear, Dawn, it does exist) is here to help.
The Cuss Control Academy has two purposes:
1. To increase the awareness of the negative impact bad language has on society and on individuals who swear too frequently or inappropriately.
2. To help individuals and groups to control or reduce their use of profanity, vulgarity and offensive slang.

Hmmmm. Me thinks they have a big job in front of them.

The president of the CCA has even written a book to help put money in his pocket, um, I meant to help us stop swearing. Cuss Control – The Complete Book On How To Curb Your Cursing is available for $12.95. I think he should have written it in the Dummies style. Oh wait, there’s a YouTube video for that Cursing for Dummies – Part 1. (I swear. It’s true. Go check it out.)

The CCA book is humorous. It was an immediate sensation. It’s in its third printing. Damn, where have I been that I have never heard of this book or this academy?

I don’t know about the people you come in contact with on a daily basis, but I can tell you that here in the South, James V. O’Connor is going to have a tough sell.

My aunt used to tell me there was nothing as bad as a reformed smoker, alcoholic, deadbeat, blah, blah, blah.

Now we have reformed cussers, or is that swearers, or cursers? Whichever word you choose, James V. O’Connor used to be one of them. Now he’s reformed and is taking aim at the rest of us.

Apparently the problem of swearing is such a big issue that the CCA offers training courses all over the country. For $2500 plus travel and expenses James V. O’Connor will, in 30 minutes, teach you how to cope, not cuss.

Does coping including running over that sumb!+(# in front of me on the highway? Sorry, just asking.

I’m not sure what to make of all this. My normal response would be WTF? Is that still allowed?

From the life and mind of:
Wanda M. Argersinger
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  1. WOW! The reformed curser!!!! Wonder if he/she will still use the texting abbreviations we have all learned….WTF! ROFLMAO….hahahahaha

  2. Hahahaah! I don’t want to be reformed.WTF? Does he think I would pay one dollar to stop doing something that I actually enjoy doing-on occasion.I have to back up and rephrase that a bit. I NEVER used WTF until my last EX-SIL came riding in on a Trailways bus twenty years ago. Before his arrival it was WTH.

    I recently read a money-making book that had a liberal amount of WTF sprinkled throughout. It was quite entertaining. The man made his million just before the economy imploded.I wonder if he still uses the expletive with such exuberance, or if has gone over to WTH happened?

  3. ROFLMAO! So funny, Wanda.

    I’ve been working on cleaning up my vocabulary in the hopes that someday I’ll have a big time book interview and I don’t want to blow it with an “expletive deleted.”

  4. Well, though I have run across people who are impossible to understand due to the excessive use of assorted disreputable expletives, I haven’t considered it such a problem as to warrant a 3rd edition book on the subject. I think the a55h011 is his own best fan and he’s bought his own f4l7g book in order to claim such sales. hahahahaha

  5. It took me 60 years to get to the fine level of cussing I am at now, and I am not going to regress myself at any time. It took a lot of practice to get to this level.

  6. Just to set everyone straight, the” Cuss Control” book is just an interesting guideline which should help a lot of people. It makes people aware of the issue and it has made people think a bit before saying a potential damaging word. Of course, we swear when awful things happen, but to casually swear in public often tarnishes your image. Be creative rather than offensive and think of something funny to say instead of swearing. Swearing can be lazy language and little kids will pick up curse words quickly. Thank you for your review. Lynda O’Connor, the wife of author, James V. O’Connor.

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