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Published:March 2nd, 2009 12:28 EST
Is "No Cussing Week" A Good Thing?

Is "No Cussing Week" A Good Thing?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Pay no attention to that eerie silence in the nation`s most populous county this week; it will simply be the sound of 10 million people not cussing.

At least that`s the result McKay Hatch is hoping for once his campaign to clear the air is recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

On Tuesday, the board is scheduled to issue a proclamation by Supervisor Michael Antonovich making the first week in March No Cussing Week."

The Associated Press

Hatch is not a member of the Board of Supervisors; in fact he`s just a 15-year-old kid. Hatch is the founder of the No Cussing Cub that meets in his Pasadena High School once a week.

When you`re a wet behind the ears teenager, and your biggest worry is that your parents may not buy that video game you want for your birthday -- going through a day without cussing is a viable option.

But when you`re an adult and you`re getting behind in your bills, and your house is in danger of foreclosure, not using profanity on a daily basis is not a fu$$ option!

I hope that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors tells that little Nazi to go to hell. How can anyone live in a big stressful city like Los Angeles and not cuss at least twenty times a day?

I`m not advocating hurling profanities at your friends, colleagues and family members -- that might be a recipe for violence. I`m arguing that uttering swear words that aren`t directed at a specific person or group is a good thing. For example if I stub my toe, an "Oh darn" just won`t cut it, I`ll yell: Holy  &(&&#@!

I love Los Angeles, curse words are part of the ambience and charm of that great American city. Why would anyone want to &%%$# up a good thing?