So you have probably heard by now about this guy at KFYR in Bismarck, North Dakota, who said “f***ing s**t” just before he was supposed to go on the air, only he was already on the air. He said these taboo words because he was reviewing what he was supposed to read on the air and there were some difficult names in the copy. He did not realize he was already on the air when he said them. Here’s the thing that is bothering me: Mr. Clemente has gotten his 15 minutes of fame by doing the morning show and the late night circuit due to the fact his video went viral. Oh, yeah, he got fired, but all of these people in the national public eye have started this rallying cry of “Give him another chance!” Ignore the fact that he was unspectacular as a speaker, with mediocre diction. Everyone now wants to give him another chance. What the heck?! Didn’t anyone teach him that it is unprofessional to curse at work? Hey, we all curse; some of us a little, some of us a lot. That doesn’t excuse saying inappropriate words at inappropriate times.
On Thursday, David Hinckley from the NY Daily News said this: “Intelligent people with the vocabulary and insight to say something in a much more interesting way routinely fall back on four-letter words. It’s easy, it’s lazy, it’s everywhere.” http://nydn.us/180z47k
Yep, that’s what it comes down to; laziness. I heard some kids at a high school football game this fall in which every other word out of their mouths were f*** this and f*** that. They said it so much there was no impact left in those words. It was just annoying and rude. Words have power! Use them correctly and in appropriate situations and you can make yourself heard!