Here is my rant for the evening, and I'm only picking on rappers because I'm listening to a song a friend was listening to on Spotify. I've found a lot of good music this way, I would not have otherwise run into. Can't Dr. Dre, every movie I've seen in the last 10 years and the kids on the basketball court and the hallways at school be a little more creative? My dad has confirmed that the F word has been around since at least the Korean War. So, it's not really that impressive to say it all the time. Apparently, it is just another word used liberally in the youth vernacular. For myself, besides embarrassing my children and getting fired, my main reason for refraining most of the time from saying it myself is not that I'm particularly offended by it, but that overuse reduces the impact of saying it.
Since we are often told not to complain without offering a solution (or three for my new boss), I would recommend people who like to swear make up a new word. Here's what I'm thinking of saying to students whom I overhear using it, as we are supposed to somehow stop it, "hey this is an educational facility, and we've all been educated on this word a long time ago, can you think of something else to say?" My third solution is well, I don't have one. Maybe I could write to Matt Damon and ask him to help start a campaign in Hollywood to eliminate the F word.
Don't get me started on the N word and the G word either...but i am open to suggestions for response to "that's so gay." Usually i say something like, "You think it's happy?" I'm glad you think it's happy.