Even decent language is a learned art at college

February 12, 2011 Letters to the Editor Print Print
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To the editor:

I knew that coming to a community college would be an eye opening experience, but I am sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of cursing done by young people in and out of class.

I am not a prude, and it’s not like I have never heard these words before, I just didn’t expect to hear them so loud and so often.

I am sure I am not the only person offended by the use of filthy language in my presence.

The other day I was sitting at the coffee shop trying to study when a group of students at the next table were talking about their weekend exploits.

I lost count after 17 uses of the f-bomb.

Come on people.

It’s a word that doesn’t have to be used to describe everything from your car to the weather conditions.

This is a learning environment.

One of the important things we have to learn is how to function in the world after graduation.

Not many businesses welcome filthy language in the workplace.

It is not cool. It is not attractive and, in most cases, it is inappropriate.

Think about your future.

This is our time to begin planning for our lives, jobs, families and vocations.

It is our chance to clean up our acts and grow up.

We need to use this time wisely and leave our bad habits, and bad words, behind.

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