I have to admit, I have somewhat of a potty mouth IRL(although I try to really refrain from cussing on my blog). But to be fair, most of the words I use on a semi regular basis aren't really very bad words. Really, they're not...if you classify the different cuss words into levels of bad and very bad.
My bad list:
crap, damn, hell, shit....um, those are the only ones I must use, since I can't think of any more right now.
My Very Bad list: (Some of these I won't ever use because I have aversions to them)
the F word. I use it way too much, but I really try not to use it around my kids, and they have yet to pick it up so I must be doing something right.
any word with vulgar reference to woman parts, I hate hearing those words and you would very rarely hear me say anything close to any of those.
And I'm sure there are more, but my ultimate cuss word is the Mother Fuc#^r. Really, that's as bad as it gets with me. And if you hear it coming out of my mouth it's because something really, really bad has happened, or something hurt so bad that any other words just fail to express the enormity of the situation.
Today I had to pull out the Mo Fo card. I think that's when I realized all of this. I got a paper cut (typical job hazard) way up under my fingernail....now I think I know why denailing and other things were used to torture people. I've had my fair share of paper cuts over the years, but at this point I think this is the absolute worst one I've ever gotten, and in the worst place. I think the words were out of my mouth before I even realized it, and I almost never cuss that bad. So I figured out that is has to be some gigantic deal for me to pull out the mother f-er word. (see, I can't even do it for purposes of literature..... pfh, who am I kidding, literature?)