What’s your opinion on profanity?
For me, language is a tool for communication. All of it can be useful, if used properly. Some people are gifted at it, and some not so.
I used to work with a friend of my Dad’s. They both were HVAC mechanics. He started out as Dad’s apprentice. He was about 6’-6" and 300 lbs; more muscle than fat. He usually never cussed, being a good Christian. He was a gentle giant of a man, until he encountered a piece of equipment that was being stubborn, like a squirrel cage fan corroded to it’s shaft, so it was almost impossible to remove it. Then, it was like he transformed. He’d go get a bigger hammer, wail away at it, and lay a cussing on that part like you wouldn’t believe. Man, the cuss words would fly. It was also like he morphed into the Incredible Hulk. Once he started he wouldn’t stop until the part yielded or broke. Then, he’d wipe off the sweat, and he’d be his regular self. Those of us that knew this about him swore it was his superpower.
He passed away about a week ago. He’ll join Dad and they’ll be fixing stuff together again, because that’s just who they were. As a young boy and teenager I knew there was nothing these two could not fix.