One of the more immediate ways for someone to draw attention to themselves, albeit in an embarrassing way, is to openly use foul language in public. The basic reason stems from the simple fact that it’s considered poor manners to use what many people consider to be offensive words.
The basis for such usage can often be based on angry reactions to something that took place. However, psychoanalyst Patrick Mahony knows that mild-mannered people can also be prone to using profanities during the course of a casual conversation. He also notes that the past notion that because women are present, language like that shouldn’t be used has gone by the wayside, with many women now freely speaking crudely themselves.
In some sense, that might be seen as an advancement in women’s rights, though it’s one that doesn’t really advance their gender. One reason is that such language can often be used in gratuitous fashion instead of as a blunt form of communication. In some cases, women’s in positions of power may feel a need to fit into a male-dominated sector.
One attempt at shaming individuals who have a penchant for foul language is to claim that their lack of vocabulary is the reason for such usage. Yet, those women in power and other highly successful men undoubtedly have much more advanced vocabularies and still resort to spewing four, six and twelve-letter words that can still make people cringe.
Environment and the culture that surrounds it tend to be one of the key reasons for foul words being spouted according to Patrick Mahony. Hearing such words while growing up often takes the shock value away, while the need to fit into a workplace or school structure can result in that individual adopting a coarser tone.