(in response to a now-deleted thread about cursing)
Words are just universally agreed-upon sounds that convey concepts. I dont understand being offended by sounds. I DO understand being offended by the concepts conveyed by those sounds. Personally, Im a huge fan of both fucking and shitting. Not sure how those concepts are offensive. Im offended by the concepts conveyed by words like murder, rape, misogyny but I dont lose my shit when I hear those words.
In my experience, everyone who has ever tried to make me quit swearing by making me look small for using swear words, has been a self-righteous fucker, with a pathetic need for attention.