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More Language Thoughts [Dec. 1st, 2008|11:29 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Ah ha!

I finally remembered what I wanted to say at the SAME TIME I am sitting in front of my computer.

Back in this entry (on 6 November 2008), I talked about swearing as shorthand communication and some of you disagreed.

What I meant to follow-up with is the admission that I often forget, in this great big world, that you guys are NOT inside my head with me. (I guess I'm sort of a solipsist, except I keep thinking y'all are in here as well.)

I wrote that entry shortly after having a REALLY LOUD argument with someone that devolved into me bellowing that he was an asshole and him refusing to leave the premises. So I meant to bracket the concept of swearing as shorthand communication within the context of an argument, particularly a passionate argument in which much cognition is lost to the urge to EXPRESS yerself vocally and quickly.

I agree that swearing serves plenty of other purposes in other contexts.

There. That was it. Nothing special, just a post script.