Looking for a Favorite Quote

This is my final post for the Quote Challenge. The rules are simple:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
A big thank-you and a shout out to swtspontaneous for the nomination. Go check out the site and leave a nice comment (you might even feel compelled to follow!)

2. Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
“It is, as you know, very, very rude and usually unnecessary to use profanity.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room
I must give off some sort of straight laced vibe. People try not to curse in front of me. It has been happening to me for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, standing in the lunch line, a girl behind me was agitated and began using words that now days wouldn’t cause anyone to even blink. When she realized I was in line ahead of her she apologized profusely for her language. Before finishing her rant she clapped her hands over my ears! I always understood that resorting to vulgar language was lazy and a sign of a small vocabulary and a smaller mind! Calling some one an F-ing F-er may get your point across but it doesn’t elevate you. I would much rather state that they were as appealing as a decomposing otter and as attractive as gastric reflux followed by eructation and as intelligent as an equestrian rectum. Of course most don’t get all that especially if it is spoken (without the benefit of accompanying text), which causes me a little mirth which must be suppressed…

3. Nominate 3 people each day.
I won’t be heart broken if you don’t do this but I’d really like to see what you all post!
Tom’s Treasure

4 thoughts on “Looking for a Favorite Quote

  1. I admit that I resort to curse words far more often than I should. The only thing I can say in my defense is that I try to use them correctly, and in context. I hate it when someone has to add one to every sentence, as an adjective, adverb, noun and verb, etc. But I grew up hearing it from my father (who was a minister) and married a man who was also fluent in cursing. Plus, I volunteer at an animal shelter where we tend to deal with stress with profanity and an occasional night out at the nearest bar. That being said, I would much rather be a person who never cursed. It is a bad habit, I’ll be the first to admit.


    1. I don’t curse. However I have let loose with an exclamatory “shit” (once every 20 yrs or so) and people nearly fell off their chairs. Even an innocuous curse word when applied judiciously can have an unsettling effect; much more effective than a string of profanity that is ever present in the normal discourse.


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