Early this week I was in a supermarket stocking up on light bulbs, which I seldom replace until they all fail and I have to find my way out of my office by feeling the furniture, swearing all the way.
But I wouldn't swear if children were present. Perhaps I should. Swear words are only words and a case can be made for children hearing as early as possible the language of the world they will grow up in.
I wonder, though, if that case is very good.
Read the rest of Clive James on swearing in public and in comedy.
[HT: Arts & Letters Daily ]