by: the Common Constitutionalist
Many adults go through a phase in their younger years where the use of foul language is cool. Up until about 15 or 20 years ago, maybe even more recently, foul language was called objectionable language.
Yet in keeping with the overall coarsening of our society, language standards seem to be going the way of the dodo. Nowadays, you’re considered a prude if you use words like “heck” and “darn.”
It’s now been several years since I too was a serial expletivatier. Yes, I know it’s not a real word. I haven’t missed the use of foul language. I guess maybe I’ve grown out of it.
So for as many years as I’ve cleaned up my own language, I’ve advocated for others to do so. Within that same time period, we’ve seen an explosion of electronic advancements.
For years I’ve wished that someone would, or could develop a filter of sorts for things like video games that my kids enjoy playing, that would clean up the abhorrent language.
Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but recently a company in Idaho has developed an app called “Clean Reader.”