Cursing is becoming more common on campus.
Using profanity in student’s everyday vocabulary has become common in high school. Students are beginning to believe it’s okay to cuss whenever they feel it’s necessary. Cursing can be used as a form of anger, joy, or almost any emotion that one feels.
The use of profanity can be a distraction to those willing to learn, but some just want a way of expressing their emotions without using violence. When curse words are used towards someone, if you don’t know the context, some might interpret it as bullying.
“I think people do it because it’s a form of expression and to add emphasis to what they’re trying to say,” Zaire Franklin said.
Some find this generation using profanity too often. 74 percent of Americans admit to cursing according to USA Today. On average, a high school student says 80-90 cuss words daily according to Deseret News.
“Hopefully with more people incorrectly using profanity, people will start enforcing the correct usage of it,” Jonathan Stein, a common profanity user, said.
Cussing starts at home. Approximately 28 percent of students claim that they hear their parents using profanity in their houses. Some parents allow their children to use profanity; however, some do not plan on ever letting their kids cuss.
“I think children’s access to media in which they cuss has grown exponentially causing the profanity rate to increase,” Stein said.