Few think me as snobbish, few call it my ‘nautanki’, and rest terms it as my arrogance. Why???...I am just not tolerant to Cuss words…not even used in casual way. Any kind of bad language is a turn off for me.
Being brought up in a small city of Uttar Pradesh – where the local dialect is incomplete without a ‘gaali’, my household has always been kept aloof of these words. Even the innocent word like ‘Saala’ was never heard there. Somehow, I cannot enjoy ‘potty or fart jokes’ till now. For the same reason, I found it rather distasteful dialogue while everyone else whistled on it when Salman Khan boisterously claimed to pierce the villain multiple times while confusing him!!
I try to maintain the same environment for my daughter as well. Initially, just after our marriage I expressed my discomfort in any of these ‘filler’ slangs sometimes used by SG. And, he took note of it. He has eradicated all those words from his lingo now.
When I see many people who are unfortunately parent as well using this kind of language even when their kids are around, I feel really pity for those children I had kind of argument with one of my friend about this when she blamed me of being too much protective about my kid regarding this matter. My logic was that I would never try to shield her from the exposure of these words but would want her to understand the reasons of not using them. But, this is going to be one tricky task. I wonder how in near future I can teach my kid about the better 'choice of words' when the whole society is getting more tolerable to this lingo. I blogged about it a year back that how ‘double meaning’ words are creepily getting tucked in our day to day language and we are getting gradually comfortable with it. I am sure many people would find most of these terms quite okay and might think me as ‘human fossil’ but my notions of parenting are crystal clear to me. My dislike for cuss words would continue.