I am a big fan of cussing. It is the unwritten 21st tip in my 20 Tips to Making Your PPT Presos Suck Less. I learned at my first concert (Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet Tour, Irvine Medows, April 22, 1989) that the crowd loves a little cussing. “How are you, Irivine?” got a much better response as, “How the fuck are you, Irvine?” And, “You guys rock!” was much better received as “You guys fucking rock!”
I have often wondered how “transitive” the power of cussing is. So, for example, would the passengers of a flight go nuts if the pilot got on the Com and said, “Ladies and Gentleman, this is your captain, Frank Lazio. We know you have a choice when you fly, so fucking thanks for choosing United.” Probably not. Though I guess it is a bit circumstantial, as they might appreciate or at least understand, “Ladies and Gentleman, this is your captain. You will not fucking believe this…our left engine just dropped off.” I might not cheer, but I would at least understand.
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