The Right Word

A little while back — maybe a year or more — someone posted a Puerto Rican chilli recipe on one of the forums I frequent.  Besides making for some seriously spicy and delicious chilli, the recipe itself was hilarious — filled with rather profane commentary on living cheaply.

The other day I saw an imitation of it for making a spaghetti bolognese and vinaigrette recipe.  I don’t mind cussing, but I am a fan of good writing.  Curse words ought to be used exactly like any other word.  I believe in a perfect word for every situation.  Sometimes that perfect word is a cuss word, but they’re only a little less rare than scientific latin terms.

You wouldn’t pepper your sentences with adverbs just to add humor, and you shouldn’t pepper your sentences with curses just for humor’s sake.

Posted in Language, Writing. Tagged with .

One Response

Leave a Reply