Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bloody Grandfathers

Most of us regularly use profanities in our conversations.. okay, if not on a regular basis, at least occasionally.. yes, technically 'shit' is also a profanity..and the usage is tolerated much more these days, in public places as well as in homes... if not accepted, at least tolerated...
Have always wondered whether the generation above had so many swear words at their disposal, or ever used any of those regularly.. and since its not exactly conversation material, have never managed to find out.. even considering the limited amount they must have had, wonder how many of them actually used it often enough for it to become a habit... which cannot be said of our generation..
and therefore, while our generation hasnt seen many grandparents/parents who swear at their grandchildren, i wonder if it will become an accepted thing when this generation becomes grandparents... ... or is it that in all generations, there is an age for profanity and there is an age for maturity.. perhaps it is one of the infinite lessons of life you will have to learn when your time comes...
until next time, i swear it might be true...

9 comments:

Arunima said...

Bot my grandpas expired when my parents were kids but I somehow feel, every generation would have had their share of profanities.

It might have been something else but I am sure they existed.
I have seen some elders swear on their grand children too. Why take the blame on ourselves? :-)

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

I tend to agree with arunima. i remember overhearing my uncle swearing at someone and i was most scandalized

Ekta said...

hey,
well i believe the gap will always remain!
I find the gap existing in the kinda of swear words being used by us and the yonger lot itself!!
But each generation will have its own profanities and which is bound to be different from the generation coming next!

Stone said...

Hmm.... Ekta said it!
And generations will keep on re-inventing some!!

Raghav said...

i m sure my grand-children will have words that we have never heard of. But I will not stay behind to give them a dose of my own ;-)

Anonymous said...

thinking..Maybe they used village cuss words so i didnt realise..no, cant recall them swearing, although my grand mom had a great temper and was pithy with her words.
maybe with age it goes- i swear a lot less then i used to ten yrs ago..and it has to be a major major evnt to make me swear.
austere

manuscrypts said...

arunima: i'm sure some did, but was it a common thing ?

cynic: but that would be a rare occurence?

manuscrypts said...

ekta: that they will, but i am talking of the regularity of usage..

stone: yup, like everything else..

manuscrypts said...

raghav: retro profanities might be fun, you know..

austere: does it actually go with age.. on the contrary if it is a habit, it would be difficult to get rid of,na?