I have never liked swearing. I'm not a prude. I just don't like it. Probably comes from my Baptist upbringing and the fact that my Mother was extremely religious. I'm sure that my children use four letter words from time to time. But they have enough respect not to use them within earshot of their Mother.
Anyway, Youngest Son was telling me about his daughters. One of them wasn't pleased with something her sister did. And she let her know about it by dropping an F-bomb to express her displeasure. What she didn't take into consideration was the fact that her Daddy was within hearing distance. And he heard.
The girl has spent a considerable amount of time with a pencil and paper, writing "I will not swear at my sister." 500 times. And when she has finished all 500 sentences, she can have her cell phone back.
Does my heart good to know that in some families, actions still have consequences.